DMT -- Fly up to 12 F-35 Pilots to Virtually Fly Together

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Unread post05 Nov 2018, 17:18

By Woodrow Bellamy III | November 2, 2018
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Pilots training to fly the F-35 Lightning II will soon have the ability to virtually fly with up to 12 flight simulators networked together across different bases and training facilities as if they were flying within a fully integrated environment.

Lockheed Martin describes the concept as distributed mission training (DMT), which will be a generational leap in fighter jet flight simulator training technology compared to what’s available to F-35 pilots today. Starting in 2019, F-35 pilots training at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School will be introduced to DMT, prior to Lockheed expanding the integration of the technology into other areas of training.

“The next big step for us is distributed mission training,” John Dixon, F-35 training operations manager at Lockheed Martin told Avionics International.

“The training is focused on allowing more than four simulators to be networked together, which is what they’re able to do today. DMT enables pilots to train together in a distributed fashion, where F-35 pilots will be able to train as 12-ship together, and we're looking at increasing the blue force package and increasing the scenario to maximize training, so forces are training just like they will fight in an integrated environment,” he said.

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A goal for introducing the DMT technology is to also allow F-35 pilots to virtually fly with other fighters, tankers and surveillance aircraft from other locations as well. All of the simulators will be connected across a virtual network.

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“The simulators we’re using are operational flight program technology, meaning they have the exact same software and code that the aircraft has, there’s no difference.


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https://www.aviationtoday.com/2018/11/0 ... -together/
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Unread post05 Nov 2018, 18:35

They could also release a variant of those F-35 simulators (or a even new one) for PC.
That would be IMO a 'perfect' PR tool (probably would also help shut up a few naysayers), a 'tool' which I would gladly and fully embrace :D

Well, one can only dream, right? :wink:
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Unread post05 Nov 2018, 19:47

https://www.prepar3d.com/

Lockheed Martin does have an in-house flight sim. It's built off the commercial version of Flight Simulator X, and if I'm not mistaken Lockheed Martin bought the rights to the source code from Microsoft as well.
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Unread post05 Nov 2018, 20:08

The flight model in that is overly simplified and restrained.
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Unread post05 Nov 2018, 20:37

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:The flight model in that is overly simplified and restrained.


And even far more simplified and restrained is the model's avionics and specially the sensors and combat environment and this even with with VRS TacPack addon.

Honestly I would be more that willing to forgo the simplified/restrained flight model if it had a good/compelling avionics/sensors and combat environment but again and unfortunately this is not the case. :(
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Unread post12 Nov 2018, 20:27

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:The flight model in that is overly simplified and restrained.


Spurts, are your comments specifically towards the F-35 model in Prepar3d, or towards the sim as a whole (i.e. ALL aircraft flight models are overly simplified in Prepar3d)?
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, add dollop of F-117 & gob of F-22, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well, then bake. Whaddya get? An F-35.
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Unread post12 Nov 2018, 20:50

There are two pages of PREPAR3D hits in the F-35 sub forum here (don't know about the specific SIM sub forum - but hey).

search.php?keywords=Prepar3D&terms=all&author=&fid%5B%5D=65&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=-1&t=0&submit=Search

Dino Cattaneo made the Ms FSX F-35 model at INDIAFOXTROTECHO then LM Prepar3D took it up as a free add-on:

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=13450&p=280682&hilit=Prepar3D#p280682

http://indiafoxtecho.blogspot.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/Indiafoxtecho-594476197232512/

Apparently there is now a PAYware version but I have only tried the initial version in FSX for test purposes (read hits).

https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/4833 ... uto-pilot/
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Unread post12 Nov 2018, 20:56

steve2267 wrote:
sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:The flight model in that is overly simplified and restrained.


Spurts, are your comments specifically towards the F-35 model in Prepar3d, or towards the sim as a whole (i.e. ALL aircraft flight models are overly simplified in Prepar3d)?


I could be wrong but I believe that he's talking about Dino's F-35 for Prepar3d which is available as a paid addon (for Prepar3d) and which is ready/compatible with Tacpack and if you have the later addon (Tacpack) it brings up some combat capabilities with the sim (Prepar3d).

By the way, the F-35 that comes with Prepar3d is a "free version" of Dino's F-35 which is more limited than the payware addon version since it doesn't come with the F-35B and the F-35C (in only has the F-35A) and it is not ready/compatible with Tacpack otherwise in terms of flight model, I believe that both the "free/default" and "payware" version of Dino's F-35 are pretty much similar (but I could be wrong thou - I'll have to test it :wink: ).

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