Fighter Demonstration Center
The Fighter Demonstration Center (FDC) is a private Lockheed Martin facility designed and equipped to educate visitors aboutthe two 5th Generation fighter aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter) and F-22 Raptor. Various groups within the Department of Defense, as well as congressional members and staffs, often use the facility for discussions and demonstrations related to these 5th Generation fighters. In addition to domestic customers, the FDC also hosts various international groups involved in the Joint Strike Fighter program.
The FDC's F-35 and F-22 cockpit demonstrators and multiple touch-screen displays are used to emphasize capabilities and the unique aspects of each aircraft. Discussions and presentations are held in the large, 50-person boardroom. Industry partners Northrop Grumman and Pratt & Whitney have offices onsite to easily provide more in-depth explanations of the advanced systems they produce for both programs.
Visits to the Fighter Demonstration Center must be coordinated in advance and should be arranged through Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin’s Fighter Demonstration Center