L-3 Communications' Link Simulation and Training Division Selected to Support the U.S. Air Force's Simulation and Analysis Facility.FARNBOROUGH, England -- L-3 Communications (NYSE NYSE
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ID/IQ Indefinite Duration/Indefinite Quantity ) contracts by the U.S. Air Force to support the service's Simulation and Analysis Facility (SIMAF SIMAF Simulation and Analysis Facility (USAF) ) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, U.S. military installation, 8,023 acres (3,247 hectares), W Ohio, NE of Dayton; est. 1917. One of the largest airport installations in the world, it is the air force's main research and development base, and the headquarters of the , Ohio. Program contract value could grow to $31.5 million over a projected five-year period of performance, during which time Link will be responsible for providing system hardware and software support, as well as facility operation and maintenance.
Link also is a subcontractor to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, which won a contract to support other functional areas of the SIMAF. Link's work under this subcontract will initially focus on providing software development for constructive and virtual simulation task orders, and could grow to $9.2 million over five years.
"Link Simulation and Training looks forward to continuing our support of the Simulation and Analysis Facility's demonstration and assessment of emerging and modified weapon systems that can enhance our warfighters' mission effectiveness," said David Williams, vice president of Training Services at Link. "Our experienced team looks forward to supporting this important weapon systems acquisition evaluation process."
The SIMAF provides an integrated modeling, simulation and analysis capability - which includes virtual, distributed and constructive simulations - to rapidly evaluate network-enabled warfighting capabilities, current and future weapon systems, strategies, concepts of operations, tactics, emerging technologies and human system interfaces. As a result of this research, U.S. Air Force decision makers are able to increase mission effectiveness, accelerate acquisition, mitigate risk and reduce total operating costs of future weapon systems.
Link is a systems integration organization that delivers and supports training systems and equipment to enhance operational proficiency. Link's services include conducting front-end analysis, program design, simulator design and production and field support. Link has major operations in Arlington, TX, and other key bases of operation in Binghamton, NY; Orlando, FL; Broken Arrow, OK and Phoenix, AZ.
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