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L3 Link Awarded Flight School XXI Contract Modification to Update and Supply CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers



ARLINGTON, Texas, August 8, 2017 – L3 Link Simulation & Training (L3 Link) announced today that it has been awarded a contract modification from CSRA to deliver a fourth CH-47F Chinook Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) in the current aircraft configuration for the U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI (FSXXI) program. The contract also includes the upgrade of the three existing CH-47F OFTs to the current aircraft configuration.


“With the fourth CH-47F OFT and the modernization of the three previously delivered OFTs, Flight School XXI demonstrates its ongoing commitment to training the world’s finest combat-ready helicopter pilots,” said Dan Pedersen, L3 Link Vice President of Programs. “L3 Technologies’ partnership with CSRA continues to provide the warfighter with realistic visual simulation and current mission software, significantly improving training quality.”


The fourth CH-47F OFT will be delivered to match the U.S. Army’s latest aircraft configuration Operational Flight Program (OFP) and will include upgrading the visual display to the latest technology available.


Flight School XXI, recognized as the largest helicopter simulation training program in the world, annually trains 1,200 new student pilots to become combat mission aviators. In addition, each year 1,600 rated Army aviators undergo training that enables them to operate a new aircraft platform.


L3 Link Simulation & Training is a world leader in providing platform operators and maintainers with total training solutions that improve training effectiveness and efficiency and lower life-cycle costs in a secure cyber environment. L3 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, headquartered in Arlington, Texas, has delivered military and commercial training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.Link.com.


Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com​.

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