L-3 Link Awarded F-16 Trainer Support Contract From the Polish Ministry of National Defence Support Directorate
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ARLINGTON, Texas, April 7, 2016 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has been awarded the F-16 Trainer Support contract from the Polish Ministry of National Defence Support Directorate. This contract, which has a period of performance that concludes the fourth quarter of 2018, includes maintenance, repairs, spares, modifications and technical assistance. Its value is dependent on future task orders issued by the Polish Air Force.
Under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, L-3 Link will support all training devices it has delivered over the past decade to the Polish Air Force for its F-16 Aircrew Training System (ATS) program. These support efforts will include updates and modifications to F-16 ATS devices, ensuring the training systems remain concurrent with platform changes and addressing system obsolescence issues. The F-16 ATS comprises one F-16C/D Block 52 Full Mission Trainer, two squadron-level trainers, instructor operator stations and computational systems. F-16 ATS training devices are installed at Poland’s Krzesiny Air Base and Lask Air Base.
“The Polish F-16 Aircrew Training System was designed from the outset to maintain concurrency with the advanced capabilities of the F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft,” said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. “As the original equipment manufacturer for these training devices, L-3 Link is uniquely capable of making updates that will improve training effectiveness and efficiency. We look forward to continuing to work with the Polish Air Force and the Polish Ministry of National Defence to maximize F-16 pilot training capabilities.”
The F-16 Full Mission Trainer reinforces a full range of pilot warfighting skills, including low-level flight, formation exercises, air refueling, takeoffs and landings, and emergency procedures. Pilots are able to acquire and identify targets, in addition to delivering a full range of weapons during simulated air-to-air and air-to-ground combat scenarios. Squadron-level trainers are used to support extensive procedural training to allow pilots to sharpen their aircraft systems operational skills and practice basic flight maneuvers and emergency procedures.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training is a world leader in providing intelligent total training solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of military and commercial 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 commercial training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East 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.; and Broken Arrow, Okla. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.link.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems. The company reported 2015 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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