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F-35 Full Mission Simulator

The Israel Air Force welcomed two more new F-35 ‘Adir’ F-35 Stealth fighter jets to Nevatim Air Base in the northern Negev on Wednesday, and in recent days also took delivery of new full mission simulator for the aircraft as well.

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The two fighter jets bring the current squadron to a total of nine. Israel will ultimately receive 50 of the cutting-edge aircraft.

Lockheed Martin recently delivered F-35 Full Mission Simulators (FMS) to its clients in America’s allies (Israel, Italy, Japan and Norway), the first-ever deliveries to international F-35 operators. The simulators are critical components of the pilot training capability at F-35 operating bases, where they will facilitate pilot qualification training, continuation training and mission rehearsal training.

“Lockheed Martin fully supports these customers and their F-35 training goals – we’re here to enable their success,” said Colleen Arthur, Lockheed Martin vice president of F-35 Training.

Lockheed Martin said its personnel assist with operations and maintenance of the simulators in-country for allies, providing training and supporting scenario creation to achieve tactical training objectives and ensuring the simulators are ‘mission ready.’

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