Lockheed Martin and Pilatus to compete for Australian Pilot Training Program
Lockheed Martin and Pilatus Aircraft, supported by Hawker Pacific, today announced a teaming agreement to compete for pilot training for the Australian Defence Force.
The consortium, known as Team 21, will compete for the AIR 5428 pilot training system program.
The team has already experience with a PC-21-based training system, as it currently is in its seventh year of a 20-year performance-based contract to provide the Pilot Training Basic Wings Course to the Republic of Singapore Air Force. “We have a proven track record of providing a flexible, low-risk solution using the PC-21 aircraft and will leverage this experience to offer a training program that can evolve with mission requirements,” said Raydon Gates, Lockheed Martin Australia chief executive.