ST Engineering Antycip partnered with Nova Systems to provide its technical integration expertise towards a Capability Concept Demonstrator that will investigate novel mission training solutions for the Royal Air Force (RAF). The prototype aims to enable pilots to exercise capabilities, tactics and procedures that would be difficult and very expensive in the live environment due to airspace, aircraft availability or security constraints.

The four-ship simulator system forms a Capability Concept Demonstrator (CCD) which will provide important insights in F-35 and other platform team and collective training for the Royal Air Force. CCDs are intended to aid understanding and investigate military utility without committing to major expenditure until more relevant factors are better understood.

In this particular project, the F-35 is being integrated into the Gladiator platform in the form of low-cost, targeted-fidelity simulators enabling interaction for the first time in a synthetic training environment between F-35 and a host of other platforms.