Australia Announces Intent to Provide Sole Source F/A-18 Training Contract to Raytheon and L-3 Communications.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2003
The Commonwealth of Australia Commonwealth of Australia: see Australia. has announced it has entered into a Deed of Agreement with Raytheon Australia and L-3 Communications' (NYSE NYSE
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left lower lobe (of the lung) ) Link Simulation and Training division to provide the Royal Australian Air Force The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the Air Force branch of the Australian Defence Force. The RAAF began in March 1914 as the Australian Flying Corps and became a fully independent Air Force in March 1921. (RAAF) with a modern F/A-18 Hornet Aircrew Training System (HACTS).
The HACTS program will provide high fidelity F/A-18 simulators, modern instructional systems and an advanced, open networking infrastructure that will support both individual and team training. This modern training system - which will be a major evolutionary leap forward in the RAAF's F/A-18 training realism and readiness - will accurately mirror theater-specific readiness training.
This advanced aircrew training system is planned to include at least three high fidelity, Link-built F/A-18 Tactical Operational Flight Trainers that can be networked to form an interoperable, synthetic combat environment.
The HACTS is being procured under the RAAF Hornet Upgrade Phase 2 program and is envisioned to support the entire RAAF F/A-18 training continuum.
Link Simulation and Training is a systems integration organization that delivers and supports training systems and equipment designed to enhance operational proficiency. Link's services include conducting front end analysis, simulator design and production, and field support. Link has its headquarters operation in Arlington, TX and other key bases of operation in Binghamton, NY, Orlando, FL, Broken Arrow, OK, and Phoenix, AZ.
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