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Hill AFB receives four F-35 simulators

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posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 07:46 PM
Hill AFB, home of the Air Force unit that will be the first to achieve IOC, has received four full motion F-35 simulators that can be connected to each other to perform multi-aircraft "missions" during training. The simulators are used as the main portion of the F-35 Training System, which has to date qualified 143 pilots and over 800 maintenance personnel.

The 34th Fighter Squadron will be the first F-35A unit to reach IOC. It's scheduled for August 2016. The first aircraft are at Hill now, and the simulators are key to developing warfighting doctrine for the aircraft.

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, UTAH, Dec. 1, 2015 – As the U.S. Air Force prepares for initial F-35 Lightning II operations, pilots at Hill Air Force Base are rehearsing missions with new simulators delivered by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT].
Pilots are now training with four Full Mission Simulators linked together to hone their tactical employment of the F-35 against ground and airborne threats. As a complement to live flights, the Full Mission Simulators present a secure, realistic environment for pilots to develop tactics and integrate the F-35 into the Air Force’s arsenal. The 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base is the first operational F-35A squadron and will reach combat readiness in August 2016.
“The F-35 is going to be an incredible advancement in our capability as an Air Force, and the Full Mission Simulators present an environment to adequately challenge our pilots as they prepare for combat,” said Lt. Col. George Watkins, 34th Fighter Squadron Commander. ies.html

posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 08:06 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58

We need to get our two seat trainer F-35 idea over to LM.
Would compliment these sim's nicely. Go from the sim. to the real deal. No need for T-X's.

posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 12:33 AM
Now to get the Navy,Marines and Army to all talk to the F35 with full battlefield visibility..

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