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L-3 Link Awarded Contract to Build Seventh F-16 Mission Training Center

ARLINGTON, Texas, February 4, 2013 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force to build an F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) system for delivery to Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany.

This award marks the seventh F-16 MTC system that L-3 Link has delivered or is in the process of integrating. Each of these systems includes four high-definition simulators, four instructor/operator stations, two brief/debrief systems and a mission observation center.

The technology driver behind the F-16 MTC solution is L-3 Link’s HD World® integrated simulation product line. High-definition displays, image generators, databases and physics processing technology combine to create highly realistic and relevant fighter training environments.

“Fast jet training requires a high-definition simulation solution, and L-3 Link is proud to deliver this advanced training capability to the U.S. Air Force and its F-16 pilots,” said Dan Kelly, L-3 Link’s vice president of Air Force programs. “Military flight simulation realism being exhibited on the F-16 MTC program today is maximizing pilot operational readiness while reducing overall training costs.”

An example of the enhanced readiness being delivered by F-16 MTCs installed and operational at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nev., and Hill AFB, Utah, is highlighted by the ability of pilots training in the systems to detect, determine the orientation of, recognize and identify targets with the same fidelity as they would when conducting an actual sortie.

The next F-16 MTC system installation is scheduled for Shaw AFB, S.C., in January 2013. The program’s Training Systems Support Center in Arlington, Texas, also houses an F-16 MTC.

For each of these F-16 MTCs, The Boeing Company is providing instructor/operator stations as well as mission observation centers and brief/debrief systems.

L-3 Link Simulation & Training 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

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, 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


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