L-3 Link Simulation and Training Demonstrates Light Utility Helicopter Capability on Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer at NGAUS

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 10, 2009 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training will demonstrate today the integration of a UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) prototype simulator into an Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) suite. The integrated LUH simulator demonstration can be seen on display at the L-3 booth (#501) at the National Guard Association of the United States’ (NGAUS) 131st General Conference.

The AVCATT suite at NGAUS is used to train U.S. Army National Guard aviators at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. and has been provided by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation to support this LUH capability demonstration.

"The crews that operate the UH-72A Lakota will provide essential disaster relief, civil search and rescue, counter drug operations and other missions to help serve and protect our nation," said Bob Birmingham, president of L-3 Link. "The ability for LUH crews to rehearse and practice these challenging missions in the highly realistic networked virtual training environment provided by AVCATT would enable crews to hone their skills and be prepared for the unexpected."

L-3 Link has delivered 20 AVCATT suites to date, five to Army National Guard and Army Reserves sites and 15 to U.S. Army base locations around the world. AVCATT is supporting the Army’s combined arms training initiative, supporting individual, crew, collective and combined arms training. Platforms simulated by AVCATT today include the AH-64D, AH-64A, UH-60, CH-47 and OH-58D.

L-3 Link Simulation and Training, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary, is a systems integration organization that delivers and supports training systems and equipment to enhance operational proficiency. The company’s current services include conducting front-end analysis; program design; simulator design and production; field support; aircraft logistics support; training and courseware support; and air traffic control training. It has major operations in Arlington, Texas, and other key bases of operation in Binghamton, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla.; Broken Arrow, Okla.; and Phoenix, Ariz.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 65,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, systems and subsystems. The company reported 2008 sales of $14.9 billion. To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company’s web site at www.L-3Com.com.

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