The new F-22 Maintenance Training Facility at Sheppard AFB, Tex. is now officially open, reports the Times Record News. As we reported earlier, the new facility will take its first trainee beginning in January. The state-of-the-art center includes F-22 cockpit and forward fuselage and seat and canopy maintenance training simulators designed by the DME Corp.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.