C4iSR: Air

Australia receives F-35A training equipment

02 May 2018

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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