L-3 Link Awarded Contract to Add UH-72A Lakota Simulation to AVCATT

Contact: Rick Oyler | Manager, Communications | L-3 Link Simulation & Training | 817-619-3536

ARLINGTON, Texas, February 12, 2014 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has received an award from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation to retrofit one Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) suite with UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) simulated platforms. The initial upgrade will be performed at an Army National Guard (ARNG) AVCATT suite housed at South Carolina National Guard Base in Eastover, S.C.

Under the initial award, and any potential follow-on contract options, L-3 will deliver four UH-72A Lakota simulated platforms per AVCATT suite to support network-based training exercises. If all contract options are exercised, L-3 Link could deliver 44 UH-72A Lakota manned modules for 11 AVCATT suites.

“We are proud to add another platform to the AVCATT training system that will expand the Army National Guard’s ability to prepare for unexpected contingencies,” said Gary Coleman, L-3 Link’s vice president for Army programs. “Our focus during the development phase of the UH-72A Lakota upgrade will be on significantly reducing risk through the reuse of existing simulated avionics, flight models and display solutions, while maximizing the use of commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and software solutions.”

L-3’s AVCATT suite consists of six reconfigurable simulators, a battle master control room and an after-action review theater. UH-72A Lakota aircrews will be able to practice takeoffs and landings, formation flight, low-level flight maneuvers and emergency procedures in scenarios including disaster relief, medical evacuation, personnel recovery, homeland defense and counter-narcotics operations.

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) is a world leader in providing intelligent total training solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of military, civil and commercial 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, civil and commercial training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East 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 48,000 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 2013 sales of $12.6 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

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