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Swiss Buying 4 F-18C Simulator Systems for $40.9M

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F-18C DMT: Briefing room(click to view full) L-3 Communications’ Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) division has received a $40.9 million contract from defense procurement agency Armasuisse to build and deliver 4 networked F/A-18C Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFTs) for the Swiss F/A-18 Flight Simulator Upgrade program. The networked F/A-18C TOFTs will include the standard personal computer image generation system and 360 degree field-of-view visual displays, and a Mission Operation Center with full oversight of all TOFTs and the ability to maneuver enemy or friendly aircraft. A Swiss Air Force-customized brief/debrief room will enable F/A-18 aircrews use real world mission planning systems during preparation, and review captured mission data afterward. F-18C TOFT: mission Most important, the systems’ networked capabilities will enable Swiss F/A-18 pilots to train in the simulators while operating as a tactical team. L-3 Link is slated to begin delivery to Payerne Air Force Base in the latter part of 2008, and the systems will be ready for training in 2009. Similar L-3 Link systems are used by the US Navy (see video), Australia’s RAAF, and the Canadian Air Force. L-3 release.

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