Australia has received an initial delivery of training equipment for the pilots and ground crews that will operate the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs).
Minister for Defence Marise Payne said in a statement that an Antonov An-124 transport aircraft touched down on 2 May at RAAF Base Williamtown after a two-day journey from the United Kingdom carrying equipment for the Australian F-35A Integrated Training Centre.
The delivery includes an ejection systems maintenance trainer, which is a replica of the F-35A aircraft escape systems and a weapons load trainer, which replicates the F-35A fuselage, including the weapons bay and wing hard points.
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