Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has announced the US Air Force and the Joint Program Office have connected F-35 simulators with other USAF aircraft: F-22, F-16 and E3 Sentry in a simulated environment during a Distributed Mission Training at Nellis AFB, Nevada, the company said.
This simulated training event was the first time these platforms were connected virtually. Additional platforms such as the F-15 can also connect into this shared virtual environment.
The F-35 DMT capability creates interoperability across military platforms for continuation training and large force exercises. The initial delivery at Nellis AFB is a major step forward as it establishes the framework for F-35 simulators around the world to interconnect.
Previously, F-35 simulators allowed up to four pilots at a facility to fly together in simulated combat. DMT links pilots at Nellis AFB to pilots at other bases through an existing distributed network enabling simulated training events with existing 4th generation and 5th generation platforms. This is the first of many fielded DMT solutions for the F-35 training enterprise.
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