L-3 Link Simulation & Training, which traces its legacy back to Ed Link’s invention of the Pilot Maker in 1929, today remains a leading systems integrator that supplies advanced simulation systems, training services and aircraft contractor logistics support for both U.S. and international military services.
This leadership position was recognized during 2008 when Frost & Sullivan - a global consulting and market research organization - selected L-3 Link for its North American Technology Innovation Award within Military Flight Simulation. Also during 2008, L-3 Link was chosen by the National Training & Simulation Association for its Modeling & Simulation Award for Training.
Today the company’s programs address aircrew training delivery and management, simulator production and modification, simulation and training research and aircraft maintenance logistics support. L-3 Link also is a leader in development of image generation, visual display, reconfigurable simulator and networked training technologies.
Major fixed wing platforms L-3 Link is supporting today through new simulator builds, trainer modifications or training support services include the F-22 Raptor, B-2 Spirit, F/A-18 Hornet/Super Hornet, F-16 Fighting Falcon, E-3 AWACS, P-3C Orion and C-27J Spartan.
Within military rotary wing simulation, L-3 Link is delivering the U.S. Army’s cornerstone program for team tactical training - the Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) program. AVCATT is providing the Army with a collective, networked training system that is allowing commanders to mix and match aircraft at their control while enabling pilots to work together as a team in achieving a set mission objective. In addition, L-3 Link is developing, operating and maintaining all of the service’s Flight School XXI Advanced Aircraft Virtual Simulators and Reconfigurable Training Devices.
L-3 Link’s ongoing investment in internal research and development will continue to ensure that it develops discriminating products - from visual system displays to image generation systems - that provide customers with advanced and affordable simulation and training solutions.
L-3 Link is a division of L-3 Communications, 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.