L-3 Link Simulation & Training Awarded Contract Option to Support E-6B Aircrew Training System
Contact: Rick Oyler | L-3 Link Simulation & Training | 817-619-3536
ARLINGTON, Texas, November 29, 2010 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has been awarded a one-year contract option to continue as the prime contractor and provide support for the U.S. Navy’s E-6B Aircrew Training System (ATS). This contract option has increased the total program value for the E-6B ATS to $57.1 million.
The E-6B ATS, which is located at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., provides aircrew and mission crew training with instructor-led, computer-based and simulator training. Annually, L-3 Link trains approximately 1,400 E-6B crew members.
“At L-3 Link, we remain committed to providing the E-6B Aircrew Training System program with cost-effective training services and contractor logistics support solutions,” said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. “We are proud of our long association with the E-6B Take Charge and Move Out community, which dates back to 1993, and look forward to providing highly reliable support services that prepare aircrews to operate this platform’s strategic communications and airborne command post mission.”
Academic and simulator aircrew instruction delivered by L-3 Link supports initial qualification, instructor upgrade, refresher, re-qualification, instrument ground school and crew resource management training. In addition to maintaining instructional courseware, L-3 Link operates, maintains and modifies all E-6B ATS training devices, including providing scenario development and maintenance for the program’s newest E-6B Weapon Systems Trainer. Thirteen E-6B maintenance training devices are also maintained by L-3 Link.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training is a systems integration organization that delivers and supports training systems and equipment to enhance operational proficiency. The company’s current services include 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.; 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 65,000 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 2009 sales of $15.6 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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