Lockheed Martin Wins Israeli F-15 Pilot Training Contract
AKRON, OH, 10-APR-00 -- The Israeli Ministry of Defence has awarded Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Akron, a business unit of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), a $22 million contract to deliver in 2001 a Flight and System Trainer (FST) for F-15 pilot training. The F-15 FST will include two high-fidelity cockpits-the F-15I and F-15AUP-for training pilots in all aircraft operations. It also will include a commercial off-the-shelf visual system, a photo-specific database of Israel, and a tactical environment that incorporates more than 200 entities (80 airborne and 120 ground objects). The tactical environment will be programmable from the instructor-operator station.
Accompanying the tactical environment is a synthetic environment that simulates atmospheric pressure, wind and temperature to inject even more realism into the mission scenario. A software development station gives the Israeli Air Force the capability to enhance system features to stay current with future technology improvements.
A key aspect to this win is the availability of certified training software from our highly successful U.S. Air Force F-15E Weapon Systems Trainer program, Jerry Keehner, executive director-simulation and training programs, said. We have built four F-15E WSTs for the U.S. Air Force and several other export versions and it's this experience which we leveraged to capture this important program win.
Lockheed Martin has delivered a wide range of aircrew training devices to the U.S. Air Force, Royal Saudi Air Force, Japanese Air Self-defense Force and Swedish Air Force, and is the prime contractor on the U.S. Air Force's F-16 Mission Training Center program.
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems in Akron, Ohio, is a premier supplier of tactical aircraft simulation and training devices, infrared-based countermeasure systems lighter-than-air surveillance systems, and antisubmarine weapons systems.