RAAF Base Williamtown hosted one of the world’s largest cargo aircraft, an Antonov An-124 on Wednesday 2 May, and Thursday 3 May to deliver F-35A training equipment.
The equipment – an F-35 Weapons Load Trainer (WLT) and Ejection Seat Maintenance Trainer (ESMT), unloaded and installed in the Australian F-35 Integrated Training Centre at RAAF Base Williamtown F-35A Facility, will provide Australia with its own F-35 pilot and maintainer training capability.
The WLT and ESMT forms part of the overall Australian F-35 Training System being procured through the F-35 Joint Program Office.
Six Full Mission Simulators are required for F-35A pilot training, with the first two simulators being delivered late 2018.
Australian Department of Defence
May 3, 2018