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L-3 Wins F/A-18 Hornet Simulator Orders, Advances Distributed Training

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Private sector version L-3 Communications’ Link Simulation and Training division received an initial $51.9 million contract from the Naval Air Systems Command to build six F/A-18C/D Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFTs: 4 for single-seat F/A18C, 2 for two-seat F/A-18D) under the U.S. Navy’s new five-year F/A-18C/D Roadmap Procurement Program (RPP) initiative. As part of this program, the firm is also establishing a software action team tasked with inserting new training device capabilities, in order to keep the training system concurrent with the latest modifications made to the aircraft. At the dsame time, their F/A-18C Distributed Mission Training (DMT) system, installed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, CA, has been conditionally accepted by the U.S. Navy. The next step is to upgrade the currently fielded F/A-18C DMT system at NAS Oceana, VA… Once fielded, both systems can conduct distributed, cross-country eight-ship networked training exercises. Plans also call for this advanced distributed training capability to be added to E-2C Hawkeye AWACS, P-3C Orion maritime patrol, EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare, and H-60 helicopter simulator platforms, to facilitate full interoperability and to support networked training exercises. The F/A-18C DMT installations at NAS Lemoore and NAS Oceana each have four F/A-18C Tactical Operational Flight Trainers […]

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