L-3 Link Awarded Contract to Deliver UH-60M Operational Flight Trainers to Taiwan Army
Contact: Rick Oyler | Manager, Communications | L-3 Link Simulation & Training | 817-619-3536
ARLINGTON, Texas, April 8, 2013 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation to build two UH-60M Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) for the Taiwan Army similar to those used on the U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI program. This award represents L-3 Link’s first export sale of its advanced rotary-wing OFT product line and was a result of a letter of agreement between the U.S. and the Taiwan Army.
The first UH-60M OFT, which will be delivered to Taiwan Army’s Shinshou Training Facility, will become ready for training during the fourth quarter of 2014 as the service begins to receive its initial UH-60M helicopters. The second UH-60M OFT will begin training pilots during the first quarter of 2015. Under a one-year contract, with an option for a second twelve months, L-3 Link will also provide contractor logistics support to maintain the UH-60M simulators and support equipment.
“We look forward to providing the Taiwan Army with advanced technology flight simulators that will enable UH-60M aircrews to gain aircraft-equivalent training for all modes of flight,” said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. “The delivery of the OFTs will enable the Taiwan Army to conduct pilot training commensurate with the U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI training capability.”
By integrating each UH-60M OFT with a Taiwan geo-specific database solution, the simulators will provide a realistic, high-fidelity virtual environment that immerses aircrews in high-definition, dynamic training scenarios. Aircrews will be able to use their actual flight night vision goggles when conducting simulated nighttime missions.
Each high-fidelity OFT will move on a six-degree-of-freedom electric motion system as a supplemental motion system simulates vibration associated with helicopter flight. High-fidelity software will accurately simulate each platform’s engine, electrical, hydraulic, navigation and communications systems, in addition to aircraft survivability equipment.
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 www.link.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 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 www.L-3com.com.
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