Close sidebar

F-35 weapons load training device delivered

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 18, 2011
The F-35 weapons load training device. (USAF)

Lockheed Martin has handed over the first F-35 JSF weapons load training device to the F-35 Integrated Training Centre (ITC) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Configured to represent all three variants of the F-35, the training device will allow maintenance students to learn how to load weapons and fuel tanks onto the aircraft.

“Designed to be identical to the F-35 aircraft, the weapons load training simulators enable training to take place without removing aircraft from the flight schedule,” Lockheed Martin said in a statement. “As part of F-35 maintainer training, the systems will complement classroom academics and additional hands-on experience.”

Advertisement
Advertisement

The weapons load training device is one of up to five to be delivered to the ITC.

Fly into Spring with Australian Aviation’s latest print edition. Starting from $49.95 a year, you can read comprehensive coverage on all sectors of the industry to keep you in the loop. Get your hands on the subscription today. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year