Simulation and Training: Harnessing the force of Lightning

There are a range of simulators to support F-35 training. Credit: Lockheed Martin

The first two of Australia’s Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters are now in everyday use for training in the US. The first Australian pilot has already completed flight training and the second is now part way through his course. Premium

Simulation and Training: What role will LVC play in Defence

LVC is more than just simulators, though they have a role to play. Credit: Lockheed Martin

Defence community members gathered to discuss the current and future state of joint collective training and the advancement of LVC. Premium

Defence Business: SimTect on the importance of plug and play | ADM October 2014

Australia’s future defence simulation capability will move from monolithic independent systems to the defence equivalent of plug and play, share realistic “virtual world” modules from a central database repository and may incorporate technology borrowed from the computer gaming industry to provide maximum reality at affordable cost. Premium

Simulation and Training: Increased use of simulation in ADF helicopter training | ADM August 2014

A significant increase in the use of simulation is integral to ambitious plans to graduate the first pilots from the ADF’s new Joint Helicopter (JHS) in 2018. Premium

Simulation and Training: Looking for an echo - RAN sonar operator training | ADM August 2014

Arguably one of the most skilled professions in the Australian Defence Force is that of the RAN’s Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner (AWASM) category. Premium

Simulation and training: Land 400’s simulation needs | ADM August 2013

What will the simulated environment look like for Land 400?

Will the simulation requirements for Land 400, and its promise to introduce a mounted close combat capability as a major component of the Combined Arms Fighting System (CAFS), meet Army’s aspirations for an all-embracing synthetic environment? Premium

Simulation and training: Making simulation work across Defence | ADM August 2013

Simulation means different things to different people. Simulation in Defence has always been a many-headed beast. It means different things to different people from full motion flight simulators to decision support with experimentation and modelling technologies, high level single-Service/joint training and everything else in between. Premium

Defence Business: SimTect grows along with simulation capabilities | ADM August 2012

Sixteen years on, SimTecT, Simulation Australia’s annual conference and exhibition, continues to grow in both popularity and breadth, with more than 600 delegates and 50 exhibitor booths gracing this year’s event in Adelaide. Premium

News: Sub sim support signed | ADM July 2012

Thales Australia has signed a contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation to upgrade the Collins Submarine Platform Training Simulator (PTS). Premium

Simulation: Seeking simulation stimulation | ADM June 2012

Simulation is arguably the fastest growing technology within the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) with all three services acquiring a variety of simulation systems to enhance training, sustain proficiency and achieve cost effectiveness. Premium

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China prepares to show off arsenal at military parade

Artist's impression of the J20. Credit: impside art by Alexandr Chechin CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons
Chinese rehearsals in late August provided the first views of some new missiles and other weapons in the People's Liberation Army arsenal.