L-3 Awarded Contract to Build Iraq F-16 Block 52 Full Mission Trainers
NEW YORK -- February 18, 2013
L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Link Simulation &
Training (L-3 Link) division has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near
Dayton, Ohio, to build two F-16 Block 52 Full Mission Trainers (FMTs) for the
Iraqi Air Force.
“L-3 is focused on diversifying our business, both internationally and
commercially, and this award further demonstrates our commitment to that
strategy,” said Steve Kantor, president of L-3’s Electronic Systems Group. “We
have long been a leader in military simulation and training, and this is our
first-ever military simulator sale to Iraq.”
The F-16 Block 52 FMTs, being built at L-3’s Arlington, Texas facility, will
incorporate the company’s HD World^® integrated simulation product line.
High-definition databases, image generators, SimuSphere HD-9^™ visual displays
and physics-based processing technology will produce highly realistic and
relevant fighter training environments within a geo-specific visual system
database of Iraq.
The FMTs will incorporate L-3’s simulated Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System,
enabling pilots to view flight information wherever they turn their head while
conducting a flight. This simulation capability will allow pilots to practice
control of aircraft targeting systems and sensors.
“We welcome Iraq as our 11th international customer for F-16 training
systems,” said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. “Our immersive,
high-definition simulation solution will enable Iraqi Air Force F-16 pilots to
gain training credit equivalent to live training while conducting new pilot
and advanced skills training.”
L-3 is the leading provider of F-16 simulators worldwide. Since the 1970s, the
company has delivered over 140 F-16 training devices in support of the U.S.
Air Force, Air National Guard and international militaries.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people
worldwide and is a prime contractor in C^3ISR (Command, Control,
Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems,
aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3
is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on
military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1
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Rick Oyler, 817-619-3536
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