L-3 Link Simulation & Training Awarded $24.1 Million Contract to Build F/A-18 Trainers for Kuwait Air Force
NEW YORK, Nov 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Link Simulation & Training division has been awarded a $24.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide the Kuwait Air Force (KAF) with two F/A-18C Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFTs) and associated training equipment. The training system is being sold to the KAF through the Foreign Military Sales program.
"These F/A-18 simulators will provide the Kuwait Air Force with a significant increase in training capability," said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. "The trainers will be built on a proven and reliable U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 simulator baseline, enabling Kuwaiti F/A-18 pilots to enhance their tactical skills over a full range of mission areas."
In addition to the two F/A-18C TOFTs, L-3 Link will also deliver two instructor operator stations, a brief/debrief system, associated computational systems, a night vision training system and a theater-specific visual system database. Delivery of these systems will mark the 16th and 17th F/A-18 TOFTs supplied by L-3 Link to an international military service.
The networked simulators will enable pilots to jointly conduct simulated air-to-air and air-to-ground tactics, normal and emergency procedures, and night vision goggle operations. Both of the simulators are integrated with L-3 Link's SimuSphere(R) 360-degree field-of-view visual display.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training is a systems integration organization that delivers and supports training systems and equipment to enhance operational proficiency. The company's current services include front-end analysis, program design, simulator design and production, field support, aircraft logistics support, training and courseware support, and air traffic control training. It has major operations in Arlington, Texas, and other 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 65,000 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 2009 sales of $15.6 billion.
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SOURCE: L-3 Communications