L-3 Link Meets Milestones on Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 Aircrew Training Devices
Contact: Rick Oyler | Manager, Communications | L-3 Link Simulation & Training | 817-619-3536
ARLINGTON, Texas, November 17, 2013 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has successfully upgraded a fielded F-16C Block 52 Aircrew Training Device (ATD) and achieved a ready-for-training milestone on a second F-16C Block 52 ATD for the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF). Both devices are installed at the RMAF’s Ben Guerir Air Base.
Since the RMAF’s initial F-16C Block 52 ATD began training pilots in 2011, the simulator has been used for more than 6,000 hours to hone pilots’ air-to-air and air-to-ground combat skills.
“Achieving these milestones is a testament to the collective commitment between the U.S. Air Force, Royal Moroccan Air Force and L-3 Link Simulation & Training to develop highly advanced flight simulators that cost-effectively maintain pilot mission readiness,” said Dan Kelly, L-3 Link’s vice president for Air Force programs. “This state-of-the-art simulation system enables pilots to perform a full spectrum of combat training while operating as a tactical team.”
Each F-16C Block 52 ATD is integrated with L-3 Link’s nine-panel, 360-degree field-of-view SimuSphere® visual display and SimuView® personal computer image generation system that produces correlated out-the-window and cockpit sensor display imagery.
During simulation exercises, pilots are able to acquire and identify targets, deliver a wide range of ordnance, practice takeoffs and landings, conduct aerial in-flight refueling, undertake low-level flight maneuvers and practice emergency procedures.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) is a world leader in providing total training solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of military and civil aircraft 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 and civil 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.; Phoenix, Ariz.; 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 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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