L-3 Link Simulation and Training Demonstrates Manned and Unmanned Team Training at 2009 I/ITSEC

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

ORLANDO, Fla., November 30, 2009 – L-3 Link Simulation and Training is demonstrating how collective manned and unmanned training can significantly enhance preparation for combined arms missions at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference. The demonstration can be viewed in L-3’s booth 2348.

"Lessons learned from today’s combat operations have shown that successful reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting and acquisition operations are a combined effort and require precise communications between manned and unmanned ground and air assets," said Bob Birmingham, president of L-3 Link. "By leveraging L-3 Link’s experience in networked training we have developed a manned and unmanned training capability that provides units and commanders with a powerful collective training tool that exercises all combat elements in a highly realistic simulation environment."

The collective training demonstration consists of a UH-60 helicopter tactics trainer networked to a generic unmanned aircraft system trainer with streaming video to a Rover 5. The L-3 Link trainers feature Blue Box HD™ as the enabling technology. The Rover 5 is made by L-3 Communications Systems-West.

L-3 Link’s manned and unmanned training solution can support training on any services’ collective rotary wing simulators, individual ground control station trainers and related support systems.

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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