L-3 Link Gets USAF Contracts for E-3, F-16 Simulator Support

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L-3 Link F-16 SimulatorHelmet-Mounted Display(click to view full) L-3 Link Simulation and Training received 2 US Air Force contracts to provide training and simulation support for the E-3 AWACS and F-16 fighter aircraft. Under the 1st contract (F42630-00-C-0024), worth $14.4 million, L-3 Link will support the E-3 contractor training and simulation services (CTSS) program. Under the 2nd contract (F33657-01-D-2007), the company will provide a helmet-mounted display to simulate “out-the-window” imagery on currently fielded F-16 trainers. The contract value was not disclosed… L-3 Link’s advanced helmet-mounted display (AHMD) replaces current flat panel displays for F-16 simulators. Once training begins, pilots are able to view out-the-window imagery and systems symbology across a 360° field-of-regard. The AHMD also supports night vision goggle training and incorporates F-16 avionics symbology for the aircraft’s heads-up display. L-3 Link will integrate AHMDs on F-16 trainers at USAF and Air National Guard installations beginning in March 2010 and will conclude deliveries in December 2010. For the E-3 CTSS program, L-3 Link is providing E-3 flight crew training services under a contract initially awarded in 1999. Annual contract options could extend L-3 Link’s support of E-3 flight crew training through 2014. E-3 flight crews are trained at an L-3 […]

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