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ITEC 2019: F-35 training update

16th May 2019 - 11:23 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Stockholm


During his paper entitled: Joint Distributed Mission Training for the Fifth Generation and Beyond, Vic Torla, business development director for training at Lockheed Martin, told delegates at ITEC 2019 in Stockholm, that the F-35 is now operated by 14 different services in ten countries.

‘The F-35 fleet has now accumulated over 195,000 flight hours and we continue to reduce the cost per flight hour,’ from the current $25,000 plus per hour, said Torla. The aim is to reduce the figure to below $25,000 by 2025.

Highlighting the challenges of training for fifth generation aircraft such as the F-35, Torla

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Trevor Nash


Trevor Nash

After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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