F-16 Mission Training Center Contract Option Awarded to L-3 Link Simulation & Training
- Date: 12th April 2011
- Company: L-3 HARRIS Link Simulation & Training Division
ARLINGTON, Texas, April 12, 2011 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has been awarded a contract option by the U.S. Air Force to build a fourth F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC).
The F-16 MTC will consist of four L-3 Link-built high-definition simulators that will enable pilots to detect, judge the orientation of, recognize and identify targets from the same distance as they would when conducting an actual sortie. Instructor/operator stations, mission observation and brief/debrief systems will be provided by The Boeing Company.
“F-16 Mission Training Centers will provide pilots with an unmatched level of high-fidelity mission realism,” said Leonard Genna, president of L-3 Link. “We look forward to fielding the first F-16 Mission Training Center suite to the U.S. Air Force later this year, which will mark the beginning of a new era in fast jet training capabilities.”
The four F-16 MTC suites are being integrated with L-3 Link’s HD World™ simulation product line. HD World combines high-definition databases, image generation systems, physics-based processing technology and visual system displays to create highly realistic and relevant environments for F-16 pilot training. SimuSphere® HD, the visual display component to HD World, provides each simulator with an immersive, 360-degree field-of-view.
Up to 20 four-ship F-16 MTCs could be ordered by the U.S. Air Force for delivery to installations in the U.S., Europe and Pacific region. These simulators will be delivered in Block 40/42 and 50/52 configurations and will accurately model all of an F-16’s weapon systems and ordnance. Basic and advanced pilot mission training, tactics validation, and mission rehearsal will be performed within the F-16 MTCs.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training is a world leader in providing total training solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of military platforms and Air Traffic Control systems. L-3 Link’s innovative solutions provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-art training technologies, including high-fidelity immersive simulations, as well as distributed academic and interactive courseware. The company has delivered military training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. L-3 Link is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, with key bases of operation in Binghamton, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Broken Arrow, Okla.; and Phoenix, Ariz. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.link.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 63,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2010 sales of $15.7 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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