The aircraft can work harder these days, but there is only so much you can get out of a pilot. For that reason, Australia will need its new flight training system to handle more trainees, with the result that its air force will be able to conduct the high-tempo operations available from new types, such as the Lockheed Martin F-35. The fixed-wing training system under the Air 5428 program will cost more than AU$1.5 billion ($1.65 billion) to acquire, although private contractors will be ...

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