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Aircrew Training and Rehearsal Support (ATARS) II


The U.S. Air Force Aircrew Training and Rehearsal Support (ATARS) II program is the largest distributed training system in the Department of Defense. More than 7,500 Special Operations and Air Force Rescue Airmen train each year to operate fixed-wing, rotary-wing and unmanned platforms.

Lockheed Martin provides a total training environment for the Air Force Special Operations Command through a full-spectrum schoolhouse model. The program integrates all aspects of aircrew preparation including instruction and qualification, advanced crew resource management, distributed mission operations, database management and mission rehearsal.

With a training legacy that spans two decades, ATARS II develops agile, combat-ready aircrews to effectively and safely carry out missions around the world.


  • More than 7,500 students trained every year on the program, with a 99 percent on-time graduation rate
  • Maintenance and engineering support of 79 crew positions on 18 aircraft variants
  • A growing base of 223 courses and 6,880 lessons
  • Maintenance and installation of government and contractor local area networks
  • Development of more than 342,000 square nautical miles of mission rehearsal and training databases


Training Sites

  • Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.
  • Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  • Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
  • Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
  • Harrisburg Air National Guard Base, Penn.