L-3 Gets $5.6M for Display Upgrade to Helicopter Simulators
L3 Communications Link Simulation and Training in Arlington, TX is being awarded a $5.6 million modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N61339-00-C-0002) to conduct an engineering change proposal for a Display Upgrade Enhancement for the Suites of the Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) for the U.S. Army.
AVCATT-A creates a virtual wargaming world that provides an interactive, networked environment for individual, crew, collective and combined arms training that includes intelligent, semi-automated forces. These friendly and opposing forces support a highly competitive battle scenario that maximizes training effectiveness. Link’s SimuView PC image generation system provides computer generated images of the simulated battlespace, which pilots view through a helmet mounted display system.
Following a simulated battle exercise, aircrews then review their mission performance in AVCATT-A’s After Action Review Theater.
AVCATT-A’s reconfigurable, mobile simulators support the full mission spectrum undertaken by the services’ attack, reconnaissance and utility helicopters. AVCATT-A reconfigurable training suites encompass five helicopter platforms, including the AH-64A Apache, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, UH-60 Blackhawk, CH-47D Chinook and AH-64D Longbow. The system will permit Army aviation units to conduct collective task training on a real-time, computerized battlefield in a combined arms scenario.
Work will be performed in Arlington, TX and is expected to be complete in May 2006. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in Orlando, FL issued the contract.
L3 Communications Link Simulation and Training’s parent company remains under criminal investigation in connection with defective parts supplied the CESL emergency radio program.