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  • BAE Updates Flight Simulator for F-35 Pilots; Peter Wilson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Updates Flight Simulator for F-35 Pilots; Peter Wilson Comments

    BAE Systems has refurbished a flight engineering simulator to help F-35 pilots prepare for flight trials on a new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier of the U.K. armed forces. The company said Wednesday it updated the simulator previously used for the Harrier jump-jet and Hawk jet trainer in an effort to help British airmen train for flights to and from the U.K. aircraft carrier […] More

  • BAE Systems Conducts 1,000th F-35 Vertical Landing - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Systems Conducts 1,000th F-35 Vertical Landing

    BAE Systems has completed the 1,000th vertical landing of a Lockheed Martin-built F-35B as part of an ongoing flight test program. BAE said Friday Peter Wilson – lead test pilot for the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the F-35 — performed the landing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River six years after BAE pilot Graham Tomlinson conducted the first vertical landing. “Every day, […] More

  • US-UK Team Tests 'Ski-Jump' Launch for F-35B Jets - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US-UK Team Tests ‘Ski-Jump’ Launch for F-35B Jets

    A joint U.S. and U.K. team is conducting initial tests on the short takeoff capability of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35B fighter jet led by BAE Systems test pilot Peter Wilson. The U.K. defense ministry said Tuesday the phase one tests are in preparation for the jet’s planned aircraft carrier operations aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth. “[The] de-risking that we’re […] More

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