Jordanian Air Force to acquire simulation-based F-16 training environment

27 September 2016 (Last Updated September 27th, 2016 18:30)

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to acquire a new simulation-based F-16 training environment.

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to acquire a new simulation-based F-16 training environment.

Valued at around $40m, the contract will see the company delivering a batch of training systems such as a comprehensive suite of full mission trainers and combat tactics trainers that can be networked together.

The technology, that can be networked together will allow multiple pilots to train together on advanced scenarios.

Lockheed Martin Training and Simulation Solutions vice-president Sandy Samuel said: “Our solution builds on our proven fifth-generation training system with hardware and software tailored for the F-16.

“By fielding a family of training systems, we can help the Royal Jordanian Air Force reserve higher fidelity devices for more advanced training scenarios and optimise their pilot throughput in training.”

The RJAF’s F-16 training environment includes the Lockheed Martin-developed scalable advanced graphics engine (SAGE) image generator.

SAGE employs advanced gaming technology to provide richly detailed images and motion for increased realism in flight simulation, Lockheed said in a statement.

Deliveries under the contract will take place in 2018. The deal also covers contractor logistics support services.

"The simulation-based training environment replicates all systems, sensors and weapons for a total training solution for F-16 pilots, according to the company."

Since 2001, Lockheed Martin has delivered F-16 training solutions and services to airmen from 15 allied nations.

The simulation-based training environment replicates all systems, sensors and weapons for a total training solution for F-16 pilots, according to the company.

The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is fitted with Honeywell colour flat-panel liquid crystal multifunction displays, digital terrain system, modular mission computer, colour video camera to record the pilot's view of the head-up display (HUD), a colour triple-deck video recorder and an enhanced programmable display generator.


Image: F-16 Fighting Falcon. Photo: courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corporation.