Kuwait air force to get L-3 simulators

Nov. 29, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- L-3 Communications' Link Simulation & Training division will build F/A-18 flight trainers for the Kuwait air force under a $24.1 million contract.

The U.S. Navy contract for two Tactical Operational Flight Trainers and associated equipment was given under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.

"These F/A-18 simulators will provide the Kuwait air force with a significant increase in training capability," said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. "The trainers will be built on a proven and reliable U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 simulator baseline, enabling Kuwaiti F/A-18 pilots to enhance their tactical skills over a full range of mission areas."

Under the contract, L-3 Link will also deliver two instructor operator stations, a brief/debrief system, associated computational systems, a night vision training system and a theater-specific visual system database.

The networked simulators will enable pilots to jointly conduct simulated air-to-air and air-to-ground tactics, normal and emergency procedures, and night vision goggle operations. Both of the simulators are integrated with L-3 Link's SimuSphere 360-degree field-of-view visual display.

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