L-3 Link Wins Predator Mission Aircrew Training System Recompete
NEW YORK -- July 22, 2013
L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Link Simulation &
Training (L-3 Link) division has won the recompete for the U.S. Air Force’s
Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS) program. The recompete
contract awarded to L-3 Link by the U.S. Air Force’s Life Cycle Management
Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, includes transitional funding
that extends through September 2013, in addition to six one-year contract
“The U.S. Air Force became our first unmanned aircraft system training
customer in 2005 and we are honored to have been selected to continue as prime
contractor on the Predator Mission Aircrew Training System,” said Steve
Kantor, president of L-3’s Electronic Systems Group. “Our PMATS system is a
proven, efficient and cost-effective platform for unmanned aircraft
simulation, and we remain committed to providing MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper
combat operators with a maximum level of training realism as they prepare to
undertake missions of global vigilance, reach and power.”
Initial transitional funding will be used to provide L-3 Link’s ongoing
contractor logistics support and Training System Support Center activities for
all 26 PMATS devices located at Air Force installations throughout the
continental United States. The Air Force could exercise contract options
calling for L-3 Link to build over 50 additional PMATS devices. L-3 Link will
also be responsible for follow-on concurrency between PMATS devices and the
unmanned aircraft through 2019.
Each PMATS training system uses an actual ground control station that is
integrated with L-3 Link’s simulation software and visual system databases to
create a high-fidelity environment that simulates aircraft performance,
weapons, sensors, communications, data link operations, emergencies, degraded
video feeds and environmental conditions. Predator and Reaper crews can gain
initial qualification, mission qualification, continuation and mission
rehearsal training in PMATS units.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training is a world leader in providing total training
solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of military and
civil aircraft platforms. L-3 Link’s innovative solutions provide a full
spectrum of state-of-the-art training technologies, including high-fidelity
immersive simulations, as well as distributed academic and interactive
courseware. The company has delivered military and civil training systems to
customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim.
L-3 Link is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, with key bases of operation in
Binghamton, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Broken Arrow, Okla.;
Phoenix, Ariz.; and Crawley, U.K. For more information, please visit the
company’s website at www.link.com.
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,
platform and logistics solutions, 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 billion.
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