L-3 wins $241 million Air Force training deal

NEW YORK, 22 August 2005. L-3 Communications announced today that its Link Simulation and Training (Link) division has been awarded a five-year, $240.9 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to support the U.S. Air Force's Warfighter Readiness Training Science and Technology Program.

NEW YORK, 22 August 2005. L-3 Communications announced today that its Link Simulation and Training (Link) division has been awarded a five-year, $240.9 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to support the U.S. Air Force's Warfighter Readiness Training Science and Technology Program.

Link, which has been prime contractor for the Warfighter Readiness Training Science and Technology Program since 1997, will be responsible for spearheading efforts to research, develop, demonstrate, evaluate and transition leading edge training technologies and methods that improve warfighter readiness. The goal of this ongoing research, which is conducted at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Warfighter Readiness Research Division in Mesa, Ariz., is to develop world-class training solutions that provide combat forces with the skills they need to win on the battlefield.

Under a variety of task orders, Link and its industry team will be providing warfighter training readiness research support, interactive synthetic warfighter models, deployable visual system technology development, deployable Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) training, and a DMO test bed.

"We are very pleased at Link to be continuing research, engineering and development efforts that will directly transition advanced technologies and improved training methods to the warfighter," said David Williams, vice president of Training Programs for Link Simulation and Training. "The research undertaken by Link and its industry team will impact U.S. Air Force and joint training doctrine, in addition to the design of future training systems."

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, program design, simulator design and production and field support. Link has its headquarters operation in Arlington, Texas; and other major bases of operation in Binghamton, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla.; Broken Arrow, Okla.; and Phoenix, Ariz.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services and is a merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products. Its customers include the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, selected U.S. government intelligence agencies, and aerospace prime contractors. For more information, see www.L-3Com.com.

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