Military tech on display at special operations forces conference

TAMPA — Special Operations forces from 84 nations will be represented in a conference this week at the convention center.

And as part of it, the public will get to see some special ops forces in land, sea and air exercises in downtown Tampa.

The public exercises are set for 1:30 p.m. today outside the convention center, 333 S Franklin St.

Shawn Muir, a systems engineer with Lockheed Martin, works the controls of a Multi-Function Training Aid on Tuesday during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference at the Tampa Convention Center. Lockheed Martin’s flight simulator is part of a new generation of training technologies and tools that can be adapted to support a wide range of military and civilian vehicle systems. The simulator is in use by the U.S. Air Force to train its special operations and C-130 personnel. Muir was flying out of Honolulu in the simulator.

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Shawn Muir, a systems engineer with Lockheed Martin, works the controls of a Multi-Function Training Aid on Tuesday during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference at the Tampa Convention Center. Lockheed Martin’s flight simulator is part of a new generation of training technologies and tools that can be adapted to support a wide range of military and civilian vehicle systems. The simulator is in use by the U.S. Air Force to train its special operations and C-130 personnel. Muir was flying out of Honolulu in the simulator.

Military tech on display at special operations forces conference 05/20/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:53pm]

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