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Lockheed Martin Awards Contract to Aechelon Technology for Thirty-Two (32) F-35 Full Mission Simulator Training Systems

Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint strike fighter (Image Credit: Peter Brauns / Alamy)

South San Francisco, Calif. – January 9, 2024 — Aechelon Technology Inc. announced today that Lockheed Martin has executed an initial order for Thirty-Two (32) F-35 Full Mission Simulator Training Visual and Sensor Systems. 

Each of the training simulators features a high number of OTW and EO/IR sensor channels for real-time simulation of a full fidelity F-35 and its multispectral geospecific environment.
When options are exercised the contract would exceed 130 multi-GPU Aechelon Nucleus units to be delivered this year.

Under this contract Aechelon Technology will supply software licenses and hardware options for its state-of-the-art pC-NOVA Nucleus™ 8-GPU Image Generators, a true multi-spectral multi-channel compact image generator featuring Multi-GPU NVIDIA® Professional Series® with a dramatically reduced footprint. The Aechelon Nucleus combines C4ISR grade GPU-based simulation of OTW, NVG, EO/IR, and Radar support.

Aechelon Technology is now the partner of choice for F-35 Training Systems as well as in the F-35 and F-22 Joint Synthetic Environment and USAF F-35 and F-22 VTTC Mixed-Reality programs.

Aechelon Technology is a leader in real-time computer graphics applications for training and simulation markets. The company provides COTS-based, high-resolution, multi-channel, geo-specific image generators, OTW, and correlated sensor databases and integration services. The company’s image generators are field-proven and are delivered with full logistics support and documentation. Aechelon Technology is ISO 9001:2015 certified, is located on the Internet at, and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

Aechelon Technology and pC-NOVA Nucleus are trademarks of Aechelon Technology, Inc.