L-3 Link Delivers EC-130H Weapon System Trainer to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Contact: Rick Oyler | Manager, Communications | L-3 Link Simulation & Training | 817-619-3536

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 15, 2015 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has delivered an EC-130H Weapon System Trainer (WST) to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. This advanced flight simulator will train four-member EC-130H Compass Call aircrews across a full range of flight operation tasks.

“This high-fidelity training system will help ensure that Compass Call flight crews are ready when duty calls,” said Jim McFadyen, L-3 Link’s vice president for Air Force and Navy programs. “The EC-130H Weapon System Trainer is Federal Aviation Administration Level D-equivalent and, as a result, will provide Compass Call aircrews with the highest quality of simulation realism for any electronic warfare training mission they undertake.”

The EC-130H WST employs a high-definition, seven-channel out-the-window visual system that is enhanced by aerodynamic modeling. L-3 Link’s aerodynamic model is based on actual flight test data and computational fluid dynamics, which incorporate key aspects of the air refueling backwash and drag associated with the platform’s antennas. This approach has enabled L-3 Link to develop the optimum aerodynamic fidelity and acuity needed to undertake simulation-based air refueling tasks.

As part of this training solution, L-3 Link also delivered a real-time mission observation center that monitors the combat environment. In addition, two briefing/debriefing rooms will record all crew actions and communications for subsequent playback and instructional use.

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, civil 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, civil 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.; Broken Arrow, Okla.; 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 45,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2014 sales of $12.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

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