L-3 Link Simulation & Training Wins U.S. Navy P-3C Tactical Block Modernization Program

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

ARLINGTON, Texas, November 28, 2011 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has received a competitive award from the U.S. Navy for the P-3C Tactical Block Modernization (TBM) program. Under this contract, L-3 Link will upgrade three P-3C Tactical Operational Readiness Trainers (TORTs) and three P-3C Forward Deployed Trainers (FDTs).

Modifications to the TORTs and FDTs, initially built by L-3 Link, will bring these trainers concurrent with the capabilities of the P-3C aircraft’s anti-surface warfare improvement program. The trainers – which are located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.; Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.; and Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay – will be upgraded as P-3C aircraft begin to receive major avionics modifications.

“L-3 Link has been building and upgrading P-3 trainers for the U.S. Navy for over 40 years,” said Leonard Genna, president of L-3 Link. “This depth of experience enables L-3 Link to deliver cost-effective and timely upgrades that will ensure these trainers remain concurrent with the P-3C aircraft and continue to support critical crew mission readiness.”

High-fidelity P-3C TORTs enable aircrews to achieve certified crew readiness training. This simulation-based training capability is lowering training costs to the U.S. Navy by reducing the need to conduct anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare crew qualification flights on the aircraft. Designed to match the aircraft’s interior physical arrangement, P-3C TORTs include tactical coordinator, navigation/communications, non-acoustic sensor and acoustic sensor crew stations. Pilot and co-pilot flight stations are also integrated as part of the P-3C TORT’s design.

P-3C FDTs are designed to help aircrews maintain their proficiency in tracking targets over complex operating environments and support immersive training at three of the aircraft’s acoustic and non-acoustic sensor operator consoles. The trainers are modular, allowing consoles to be flexibly arranged to operate within small footprint requirements.

L-3 Link Simulation & Training is a world leader in providing total training solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of military platforms and air traffic control systems. 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 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.; and Phoenix, Ariz. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.link.com.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2010 sales of $15.7 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

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