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L-3 Gets Another $33.4M for AVCATT Helicopter Combined Arms Simulators

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AVCATT L-3 Communications Link Simulation and Training in Arlington, TX received a $33.4 million modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N61339-00-C-0002) to exercise an option for Lots 12, 13, 14, and 15 of the Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT). Work will be performed in Arlington, TX and is expected to be complete in May 2007. The US Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in Orlando, FL issued the contract. See all DefenseLINK awards under this contract, beginning in 1999. As AVCATT-A creates a virtual wargaming world that provides an interactive, networked environment for five helicopter platforms, including the AH-64A Apache, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, UH-60 Blackhawk, CH-47D Chinook and AH-64D Longbow. The system lets Army aviation units conduct collective training on a real-time, computerized battlefield that includes land and helicopter forces. Link’s SimuView PC image generation system provides computer-generated images of the simulated battlespace, which pilots view through a helmet mounted display system. Training includes intelligent, semi-automated enemies. The result is a highly competitive battle scenario that maximizes training effectiveness, followed by a review of their mission performance in AVCATT-A’s After Action Review Theater.

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