L-3 Link Simulation and Training Demonstrates Blue Box™ at 2009 I/ITSEC

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

ORLANDO, Fla., November 30, 2009 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training is showcasing Blue Box HD™, a real-time network service that supports distributed virtual training or operations for any platform, at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference. The demonstration can be seen in L-3’s booth 2348.

Blue Box HD delivers high definition virtual world content with multi-spectral visual imagery that provides unprecedented training realism and operational situational awareness. At the L-3 booth, this robust Blue Box HD capability will be demonstrated in support of unmanned aircraft training and operations application.

"As an outgrowth of L-3 Link’s HD World product line, Blue Box HD can deliver high definition computer generated imagery with dynamic visual system database content," said Bob Birmingham, L-3 Link president. "The capability to deliver this highly realistic visual system content is beginning to blur the lines between training, mission rehearsal and actual operational exercises."

In creating geo-specific virtual simulations of urban areas, Blue Box HD’s physics-based content includes models of air and ground vehicles; weapons and threats; people; man-made structures; and a full range of weather conditions.

A scalable design enables Blue Box HD to continually integrate advanced computational and graphics processing technologies. Blue Box HD is packaged in a small ruggedized, transportable container.

L-3 Link Simulation and Training, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary, is a systems integration organization that delivers and supports training systems and equipment to enhance operational proficiency. The company’s current services include conducting front-end analysis; program design; simulator design and production; field support; aircraft logistics support; training and courseware support; and air traffic control training. It has major operations in Arlington, Texas, and other key bases of operation in Binghamton, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla.; Broken Arrow, Okla.; and Phoenix, Ariz.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 65,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, systems and subsystems. The company reported 2008 sales of $14.9 billion. To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company’s web site at www.L-3Com.com.

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