L-3 Communications Awarded $7.4 Million Option to Build Additional F/A-18C Distributed Mission Training Suite.
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left lower lobe (of the lung) ) announced today that its L-3 Government Services, Inc. (L-3 GSI GSI - Gensym Standard Interface ) subsidiary and Link Simulation and Training (Link) division have received a $7.4 million contract option from the Naval Air Systems Command The Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR, is the part of the United States Navy which provides materiel support for naval aircraft and airborne weapon systems, such as guided missiles. NAVAIR was established in 1966 as the successor to the Navy's Bureau of Naval Weapons (BuWeps). to develop a third F/A-18C Distributed Mission Training (DMT See DSL. ) suite. Award of this option brings total F/A-18C DMT contract value to approximately $70 million.
The new F/A-18C DMT contract option, awarded to L-3 GSI, will result in Link building two F/A-18C Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFTs). The two F/A-18C TOFTs will be integrated with DMT baseline software, including high level architecture to support simulator interoperability.
The first F/A-18C DMT suite is currently training Hornet aircrews at Naval Air Station A Naval Air Station is an airbase of the United States Navy. Such bases are used to house Naval Aviation squadrons and support commands. List of Functioning US Naval Air Stations
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular ) Oceana, VA. Link is also readying the second F/A-18C DMT suite for delivery to NAS Lemoore, CA.
"The F/A-18C Distributed Mission Training program is one of the major ongoing success stories in U.S. Navy flight simulation," said John McNellis, president of Link Simulation and Training. "The systems being delivered under the initial F/A-18C Distributed Mission Training contract and follow-on program options represent highly advanced flight simulation technologies that have been designed to realistically support Hornet aircrew tactics training in a collaborative multi-aircraft training environment."
All F/A-18C DMT installations will be compliant with the service's Naval Aviation Simulation Master Plan, which requires all of the U.S. Navy's simulation assets to be capable of supporting training in a fully integrated, virtual battlespace.
In addition, all of the F/A-18C DMT TOFTs at each installation are integrated with Link's SimuSphere(TM) visual display, which provides pilots with a 360 (degree) out-the-window field-of-view of sky, terrain and targets. Link's SimuView(TM) personal computer image generation system powers both out-the-window and cockpit sensor imagery.
L-3 GSI, based in Chantilly, VA, is a recognized industry leader providing a wide range of technology-based services, support and products to federal, state and local governments and to the private sector. Founded in 1979, L-3 GSI's primary business areas include training and simulation, information technology services, systems engineering, integrated security solutions, business and program management and intelligence community services.
Link Simulation and Training 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 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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