L-3 Link Simulation & Training Announces Product Launch of SimuSphere HD-9™
Contact: Rick Oyler | Manager, Communications | L-3 Link Simulation & Training | 817-619-3536
ARLINGTON, Texas, November 28, 2011 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today the introduction of its SimuSphere HD-9™, a low-cost, high-definition visual display solution that provides fast jet simulators with fully immersive training capabilities offered by the company’s HD World® simulation product line.
The initial launch customer for SimuSphere HD-9 is the U.S. Navy, which has purchased four upgrade kits to integrate with currently fielded F/A-18 Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFTs). One of the SimuSphere HD-9 systems ordered by the Navy is currently integrated and operational at L-3 Link’s Arlington, Texas facility. All four upgrade kits will be deployed to Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., with the installation of the first two systems beginning in January 2012.
“SimuSphere HD-9 not only provides a low-cost upgrade to trainers currently integrated with SimuSphere visual displays, but also offers a cost-effective option for any fast jet simulator,” said Leonard Genna, president of L-3 Link. “By combining four advanced technologies – high-definition databases, image generation systems, physics-based processing and a visual system display – SimuSphere HD-9 offers a fully integrated solution that creates highly realistic and relevant fighter training environments.”
In support of tactical training, SimuSphere HD-9 enables aircrews to detect, observe, recognize and identify targets from the same distance as during an actual sortie. Aircrews are also able to use actual flight night vision goggles and experience real-world performance over a simulator’s immersive 360-degree field-of-regard.
SimuSphere HD-9 operates within the existing power and cooling facility requirements of currently fielded SimuSphere systems and has the same physical footprint and image generator interface. This commonality enables SimuSphere HD-9 upgrades to be achieved at low cost and low risk with minimal simulator downtime.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training is a world leader in providing total training solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of military platforms and air traffic control systems. 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 training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia 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 Phoenix, Ariz. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.link.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2010 sales of $15.7 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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