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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

U.S. Army Awards L-3 Link Contract for Operational Flight Trainers

Source: L-3 Link

The U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation has awarded L-3 Link Simulation & Training a contract to build three Sikorsky UH-60L Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) and associated training systems for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command. Delivery of these high-fidelity trainers marks the first time L-3 Link’s RealitySeven full flight simulator technology solution will be used in support of a military training program.

The first UH-60L OFT will be delivered to the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command training facility and will be fully operational during the second quarter of 2016. The second and third UH-60L OFTs will begin training pilots during the third quarter of 2016.

Under a teaming agreement, Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), headquartered in Riyadh, will provide L-3 Link with systems integration, device assembly and installation, and repair and maintenance services. AEC will support L-3 Link on the first UH-60L OFT and lead the assembly and integration on the second and third simulators.

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