Lockheed Martin Australia Delivers AIR 5428 Pilot Training System to ADF

Lockheed Martin Australia and Team 21 have confirmed delivery of the simulators and aircraft to the ADF to support the professional development of Army, Navy and Air Force pilots.

Lockheed Martin Australia and Team 21 have confirmed delivery of the simulators and aircraft to the ADF to support the professional development of Army, Navy and Air Force pilots.

Lockheed Martin Australia has confirmed that the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, developed alongside Team 21 partners Pilatus and Jet Aviation as well as the Royal Australian Air Force, has been successfully delivered to the ADF to support continued development military airmen.

The pilot training system includes a PC-21 aircraft, flight simulators, cockpit trainers, and mission training and support capabilities. So far, Lockheed Martin Australia can confirm that the pilot training program has graduated 35 pilots from the air force, 11 from the navy and 27 from the army.

“Lockheed Martin Australia proudly welcomes the Commonwealth’s acceptance of the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System,” said Warren McDonald, Managing Director of Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand.

“This is an important program milestone for Lockheed Martin Australia, our industry partners and the Commonwealth, as it means this innovative system has been successfully delivered and provides sustainable training capability to meet the requirements of the ADF.

“We look forward to advancing and maintaining the AIR 5428 pilot training system with excellence and in collaboration with our Team 21 partners and the RAAF.”

Throughout the acquisition of the pilot simulation system, Lockheed Martin Australia has confirmed that the product has undergone rigorous testing and evaluation procedures to ensure availability.

Testing includes over 10,000 aircraft flight events, 3,500 flight simulations, 97% mission success against contract key performance measures as well as 100% mission success against contract performance measures. ground school.

Lockheed Martin Australia Vice President of Rotary and Mission Systems Operations Steve Froelich praised the outcome of the program.

“Lockheed Martin Australia was immensely proud of the outcome of the program,” said Froelich.

“This result is a testament to Lockheed Martin Australia’s continued focus, strong collaboration with our Team 21 partners and mission-driven mindset to deliver an innovative, bespoke system to meet the future needs of ADF pilots. .”

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Lockheed Martin Australia Delivers AIR 5428 Pilot Training System to ADF

Last update: February 04, 2022

Posted: February 07, 2022

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