L-3 Link Delivers F/A-18D Tactical Operational Flight Trainer to the Royal Malaysian Air Force

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

ARLINGTON, Texas, December 2, 2014 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has delivered an F/A-18D Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT) to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) for its base in Butterworth, Malaysia.

The F/A-18D TOFT networks two cockpits, one for the pilot and the other for the weapons system officer. The TOFT will enable RMAF aircrews to train across the platform’s full mission spectrum.

“The F/A-18D Tactical Operational Flight Trainer delivered to the Royal Malaysian Air Force will provide a significant increase in training capability,” said Frank Casano, L-3 Link’s vice president of strategic development. “This enhanced level of training will enable aircrews to prepare for the full range of force multiplier capabilities that the F/A-18D can support during rapidly changing battle scenarios.”

By combining four advanced L-3 Link technologies – high-definition databases, image generation systems, physics-based processing and SimuSphere HD-9 visual displays – the F/A-18D trainer is able to provide the aircrew with highly realistic day and night out-the-window scenarios, in addition to supporting each cockpit with a high-fidelity sensors environment. During night operations training, aircrews will be able to use their own actual flight night vision goggles, while accurately viewing stimulated effects that include halos, light blooms, and weapon launches and detonations.

As part of this RMAF training solution, L-3 Link is also delivering a brief/debrief system and an instructor/operator station.

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 48,000 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 2013 (revised) sales of $12.6 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

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