L-3 Awarded Contract to Upgrade Visuals on B-2 Weapon System Trainers
Contact: Rick Oyler | Manager, Communications | L-3 Link Simulation & Training | 817-619-3536
ORLANDO, FL, November 26, 2007 - L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force’s Aeronautical Systems Center to complete the visual system upgrade on three B-2 Weapon System Trainers. This visual system upgrade will conclude in 2008.
"Undertaking this upgrade represents the latest joint effort by the U.S. Air Force and L-3 Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) to bring an enhanced level of training capability to B-2 Weapon System Trainers," said John McNellis, President of Link Simulation and Training. "Since the B-2 Training System Contractor Logistic Support program’s inception in 1998, L-3 Link has worked in concert with the U.S. Air Force to ensure that all training devices have remained concurrent with the advancing capability of the B-2 platform. This latest upgrade effort, which exploits modern visual simulation and display technologies, will ensure that B-2 Weapon System Trainers provide a maximum level of training realism."
In performing this upgrade, L-3 has contracted with Redifun Simulation, Inc. to deliver commercial off-the-shelf image generation and visual display systems. The new B-2 Weapon System Trainer visual system upgrade will provide out-the-window imagery that exceeds FAA Level D standards for simulators and will enable the simulators to participate in the U.S. Air Force’s Distributed Mission Operations exercises in 2008.
B-2 Weapon System Trainers enable aircrews to fly simulated missions literally anywhere around the globe against any contemporary mission environment. Combat missions are rehearsed in B-2 Weapon System Trainers prior to execution.
L-3 Link is a systems integration organization that delivers and supports training systems and equipment to enhance operational proficiency. L-3 Link’s services include conducting front-end analysis, program design, simulator design and production and field support. L-3 Link has major operations in Arlington, TX, and other key bases of operation in Binghamton, NY; Orlando, FL; Broken Arrow, OK and Phoenix, AZ.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services. The company is a leading merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave components. L-3 also supports a variety of Homeland Security initiatives with products and services. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors. To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company’s web site at www.L-3Com.com.
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