L-3 Link Simulation & Training Begins Operation of C-17 Training System at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley

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

ARLINGTON, Texas, September 14, 2011 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has assumed responsibility of the C-17 Training System (TS) at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley. Earlier this year, L-3 Link received a contract to serve as prime contractor for the U.S. Air Force’s C-17 TS and has been operating 10 installations in the United States since June 1. The RAAF Amberley installation, which supports the service’s 36th Squadron, represents the first international C-17 TS installation that is being overseen and managed by L-3 Link.

“We have been very eager to begin C-17 Training System operations in support of the Royal Australian Air Force,” said Leonard Genna, president of L-3 Link. “Our goal at the Amberley installation is to reduce costs, identify improvement opportunities, provide innovative solutions, improve efficiencies and interconnect the RAAF’s training devices and other support systems with all C-17 training operations in the United States.”

Pilots, loadmasters and maintenance personnel within the RAAF’s 36th Squadron will receive initial qualification and continuation training via classroom instruction, computer-based training and a range of simulation systems. The RAAF operates five C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from its Amberley base.

Under the C-17 TS program, L-3 Link is responsible for program management, training device modifications, courseware development, instruction, and concurrency management between the training system and aircraft platform. L-3 Link’s teammate on the program, AAI Corporation, is responsible for maintenance training device production and modification in addition to all C-17 TS contractor logistics support.

AAI Corporation and its indirect wholly owned subsidiaries, Aerosonde Pty Ltd and ESL Defence Limited, design, produce and support industry-leading aerospace and defense products and services, including unmanned aircraft and ground control technologies; high-fidelity training and simulation systems; automated aerospace test and maintenance equipment; armament systems; and logistical, engineering, supply chain and operational support services. AAI is an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. More information is available at www.aaicorp.com.

 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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