L-3 Wins B-2 Training System Program

Dépèche transmise le 11 mai 2009 par Business Wire

L-3 Wins B-2 Training System Program

L-3 Wins B-2 Training System Program

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Link Simulation & Training division (L-3 Link) has been awarded a $22.8 million contract to continue as prime contractor on the U.S. Air Force’s B-2 Training System program. In addition to the initial one-year award, eight one-year contract options could grow total program value to over $400 million.

The B-2 Training System contract awarded by the Air Force's Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB) calls for L-3 Link to provide contractor logistics support, long-term software support and operate the program’s training system support center. L-3 Link will support all B-2 aircrew and maintenance training devices, in addition to maintaining system software, hardware and courseware. While providing classroom and academic instruction, L-3 Link also will be responsible for follow-on concurrency between the B-2 Training System and B-2 platform through 2017.

“We look forward to continuing our 20-year relationship with the B-2 operational community,” said Bob Birmingham, president of L-3 Link. “As a leader in military training and simulation, our highly experienced B-2 team is uniquely positioned to ensure aircrew and maintenance training devices provide a maximum level of training realism.”

All B-2 aircrew and maintenance training devices are located at Whiteman AFB, Mo., in addition to the program’s training system support center. The B-2 Training System supports the 394th Combat Training Squadron, which is part of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB.

L-3 Link’s operations in Binghamton, N.Y. and Arlington, Texas also provide a full range of capabilities to make major modifications to the B-2 aircrew training and maintenance training systems.

L-3 Link Simulation and Training, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary, is a systems integration organization that delivers and supports training systems and equipment to enhance operational proficiency. The company’s current services include conducting front-end analysis; program design; simulator design and production; field support; aircraft logistics support; training and courseware support; and air traffic control training. It has major operations in Arlington, Texas, and other key bases of operation in Binghamton, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla.; Broken Arrow, Okla.; and Phoenix, Ariz.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 65,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2008 sales of $14.9 billion.

To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3com.com.

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