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01 December 2015

I/ITSEC 2015: Lockheed Martin Networking Solutions at the Show

At this year’s I/ITSEC, Lockheed Martin is participating in a special event called Operation Blended Warrior that helps illustrate readiness using live virtual constructive (LVC) training. During this learning event, more than 20 stakeholders from government, academia and industry participate in a series of simulated vignettes to better inform future LVC training system development.

Lockheed Martin’s I/ITSEC booth is networked into the LVC demo in two ways: The company demonstrates a C-130 training device to illustrate virtual flight support for the mission, and Lockheed Martin's Advanced Gunnery Training System provides virtual convoy escort and force protection.

Last year, Lockheed Martin demonstrated LVC training with the F-16 and continues developing the capability for 4th and 5th generation pilots.

The F-35 training effort is in high gear. More than 200 pilots and 2,000 maintainers from six nations have graduated from the F-35 Training System to date. Looking ahead, development is underway to connect Full Mission Simulators together in a Distributed Mission Operations training environment so that pilots around the world can train and hone their skills together.

An Australian F-35 LIGHTNING ll taxies behind a Luke Air Force Base F-35, 16 September 2015. The F-35 is an aircraft with an international footprint unlike any other in history. Currently, Luke has two F-35 squadrons but will eventually be home to six squadrons, all including partner nations. (Photo: USAF/Staff Sgt. Staci Miller)

In September, Lockheed Martin-led Team 21 was announced as the Preferred Tenderer for Australia’s AIR 5428 pilot training system. Valued in excess of $2 billion, this 25-year programme will train the next generation of pilots for the Australian Defence Force. This program resembles current a turn-key training solution provided to the Republic of Singapore’s Basic Wings course program that Lockheed Martin has provided for nine years on a 20-year contract. The company's turnkey training programmes continue to see significant success in reaching training requirements and addressing affordability needs for organizations around the globe.

Lockheed Martin participated in the Office of Naval Research’s Augmented Immersive Team Training (AITT) programme, which completed a four-year series of technology demos illustrating how Augmented Reality can support the US Marine Corp’s mission readiness. Lockheed Martin's augmented reality technology moves virtual objects in the wearer’s natural field of view, whereas many other glasses-type systems simply place a static image in the scene.

Furthermore, Lockheed Martin is investing in a new International Training Center in Marietta, GA to help meet the global demand for C-130J military and LM-100J commercial flight training. The centre will feature academic classroom space and simulator facilities to support the full spectrum of aircrew training. It is under construction and will open in 2018.

In September, Lockheed Martin launched Prepar3D v3, allowing users to build or experience advanced simulation environments and tools that simplify development and augment the training experience. Prepar3D exists at the core of many of Lockheed Martin’s complex flight simulators.

Pilot takes off in a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza in Prepar3D version 3.

Lockheed Martin was selected as finalist for the 2015 Serious Gaming Showcase and Challenge at I/ITSEC.

Lockheed Martin accelerates learning through Human Performance Engineering, or HPE. Lockheed Martin’s training solutions use HPE for the design of courseware, simulation, in-person instruction, school administration, logistics and maintenance. HPE is incorporated in programmes, such as Aircrew Training and Rehearsal Support and F-35 LIGHTNING II Training System.  Recently, the UK selected Lockheed Martin to deliver a new synthetic training system for aircrews and pilots through designing and building a training facility in RAF Odiham in Hampshire that include virtual reality technologies and simulators and instructors.

For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #12/2015, available at the show on booth #453; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.

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