ARLINGTON, Texas, April 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has selected L-3 Link Simulation & Training to build UH-60M Operational Flight Trainers for Taiwan.
The contract was issued by the Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. It's value was not disclosed.
"We look forward to providing the Taiwan Army with advanced technology flight simulators that will enable UH-60M aircrews to gain aircraft-equivalent training for all modes of flight," said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. "The delivery of the OFTs will enable the Taiwan Army to conduct pilot training commensurate with the U.S. Army's Flight School XXI training capability."
The first UH-60M OFT will be delivered and made ready for training in late 2014 as the Taiwanese Army begins to receive UH-60M helicopters procured through a U.S. Foreign Military Sales deal. The second will begin training pilots during the first quarter of 2015.
L-3 Link will provide contractor logistics support to maintain the UH-60M simulators and support equipment for one year under the contract and there is a provision for an optional year of support.
L-3 Link said the trainers will feature a geo-specific database solution for Taiwan.