L-3 Link Simulation and Training has commenced delivery of the first of four F-16 mission training centre (MTC) simulators, which will be installed at US Air Force Nellis Air Force Base.

The simulators will significantly enhance USAF training, tactics validation and mission rehearsal options.

The MTC comprises four high-definition simulators, each enclosing an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter cockpit.

The system also includes all F-16 capabilities, including any overhaul, weapon system, or mission profile.

Delivery of the MTC under the $109.1m contract is scheduled to complete in October.

Nellis Air Force Base is also planning additional MTC simulators for the F-15E Strike Eagle and F-35 Lightning II.