The Joint Strike Fighter FMS includes a high-fidelity 360-degree visual display system and a reconfigurable cockpit that simulates all three aircraft variants for U.S. and international partner services. [Lockheed Martin photo]
Lockheed Martin marked the delivery of the first F-35 Lightning II Full Mission Simulator (FMS) system to Eglin Air Force Base's 33rd Fighter Wing. Preparation and assembly is underway at the base's F-35 Integrated Training Center (ITC) for training to commence this autumn.
An evaluation team from the Republic of Korea Air Force will test the F-35 Lightning II before signing a deal to purchase 40 of them. A 10-man team will visit the Lockheed-Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas today for two weeks of tests.