Category Archives: fighter

Fighter squadron moves, range upgrades critical to ready pilots for peer combat, Rand says

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The Air Force has determined that few, if any, existing training ranges have the capability to provide fighter pilots with advanced training. To prepare fighter pilots across the force for peer combat, many squadrons should move and many ranges will need expensive upgrades, according to a new study from the Rand Corp. The study, “Fighter […]

F-35 simulators can now team up with other fighter sims for virtual combat

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force F-35 pilots at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, will now be able to step into a simulator and train alongside virtual F-16s, F-15s and other aircraft, a Lockheed Martin executive said Wednesday. Air Combat Command formally accepted Lockheed’s Distributed Mission Training system on June 22 after a final test on […]

F-35 simulators can now team up with other fighter sims for virtual combat

f-35-simulators-can-now-team-up-with-other-fighter-sims-for-virtual-combat

WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force F-35 pilots at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, will now be able to step into a simulator and train alongside virtual F-16s, F-15s and other aircraft, a Lockheed Martin executive said Wednesday. Air Combat Command formally accepted Lockheed’s Distributed Mission Training system on June 22 after a final test on […]

F-35 simulators can now team up with other fighter sims for virtual combat

f-35-simulators-can-now-team-up-with-other-fighter-sims-for-virtual-combat

WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force F-35 pilots at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, will now be able to step into a simulator and train alongside virtual F-16s, F-15s and other aircraft, a Lockheed Martin executive said Wednesday. Air Combat Command formally accepted Lockheed’s Distributed Mission Training system on June 22 after a final test on […]

Building a better fighter pilot: ACC seeks to slash training time

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Air Combat Command is developing a new training framework for creating fighter pilots that it hopes could shave up to a year and a half off the existing process. The Reforge program, short for Rebuilding the Forge, hopes to use the new T-7 Red Hawk trainer, advanced technology such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence, […]