L-3 Communications' AMI Instruments Awarded Contract to Produce A-10 Trainer Cockpits
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NEW YORK, NY, May 16, 2001 - L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) today announced that AMI Instruments, Inc. has produced an initial U.S. Air Force A-10 Full Mission Trainer simulated cockpit validation model and is proceeding with production of five additional A-10 units.
AMI, a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communication's Link Simulation and Training division, is building the A-10 Full Mission Trainer cockpits under a subcontract from Lockheed Martin Services, Inc.
"These high fidelity A-10 simulated cockpits, which will help bring the full mission trainers concurrent with recent modifications made to the aircraft, will provide ease of access for future simulator maintenance," said Maurice Arnott, AMI's president. "The A-10 simulated cockpits are being produced with all avionics panels, instruments, engine and flying controls. Once completed, the A-10 cockpit assemblies will be integrated with other trainer components at an Air Force facility."
In addition to the A-10 program, a two-seat simulated cockpit for a F/A-18 Tactical Operational Flight Trainer is currently under production at AMI's Tulsa, Okla. plant and later will be integrated by Link prior to delivery to the U.S. Navy. In recent years, AMI has helped meet Navy flight training requirements through the production of 14 F/A-18 and eight T-45 simulated cockpit assemblies.
AMI's capabilities include the design and production of simulated hardware, including cockpit displays, instruments, avionic panels, interface rack assemblies and complete fighter type cockpits. This product line duplicates the crew-observable, physical, functional and performance characteristics of a specific aircraft's actual cockpit operational equipment. AMI has achieved the internationally recognized ISO 9001 quality management system standard.
Link Simulation & Training is a systems integration organization that specializes in delivering and supporting training systems and equipment that enhance operational proficiency. Link's full range of services include conducting front end analysis, program design, course development and production, interactive distance learning, simulator design and production, training implementation, training evaluation, training management and field support. Link has its headquarters operation in Arlington, Tex. and other major bases of operation in Kirkwood, NY, Orlando, Fla., and Broken Arrow, Okla.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading merchant supplier of secure communications systems and products, avionics and ocean products, training products, microwave components and telemetry, instrumentation, space and wireless products. Its customers include the Department of Defense, selected U.S. government intelligence agencies, aerospace prime contractors and commercial telecommunications and cellular customers. To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company’s web site at www.L-3Com.com.
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