NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has contracted L-3 Link Simulation & Training to develop a simulator for the F-16 fighter pilot training program.
U.S. company L-3 Link was awarded the contract from the Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center's Simulator Systems Group. Under the $68.2 million contract, L-3 will support the Air Force's F-16 Mission Training Center program development with simulator technologies.
L-3 Link says it will develop the F-16 MTC to provide Air Force pilots with basic and advanced tactics and mission training with technologies that replicate the F-16's weapon systems.
"The F-16 Mission Training Center program will be integrated with L-3 Link's next-generation visual and display simulation technologies designed to greatly enhance fighter pilot training realism," Bob Birmingham, L-3 Link Simulation & Training president, said in a statement.
"The strong, best-in-class F-16 MTC program team L-3 Link has formed with the Boeing Co. will provide the U.S. Air Force with a solution that will maximize war fighters' operational readiness."