Joint Strike Academic Training Facility

Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Academic Training Center is a 260,000-square-foot, multi-story facility, providing a modern and functional space that houses all of the non-deployable training components for the F-35 aircraft. This facility’s main focus is aimed at training both operators and maintainers from the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marines, as well as those from other NATO countries.

Military Operations Asset
Different branches of military and foreign military allies are invited to train in different briefing rooms containing soundproof panels and shielded electronic systems, therefore ensuring their military pilots and maintenance workers can learn the F-35 in a secure environment. This facility is a key factor in the ongoing peacekeeping missions of the NATO Alliance as well as a tremendous asset to U.S. military operations. Further, the facility provides a communications backbone that allows for real-time feedback as well as remote operational capabilities; military personnel can train on simulators at multiple locations across the country simultaneously on the same mission.

Facility Features
Major features of the facility include a 75,000-square-foot secured wing housing 10 full-mission simulator pods equipped with briefing and debriefing rooms, operator station, and server rooms; a 50,000-square-foot maintenance training wing with a hangar bay equipped with five full-sized F-35 fuselage mock-up training devices; 28 classrooms for both flight and maintenance instruction, a 210-seat auditorium with a state-of-the-art audio video and video teleconferencing components, administrative spaces, conference rooms, and computer server rooms. Supporting facilities include utilities, exterior communications, paving, storm drainage, exterior lighting and site improvements.

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