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Moroccan Air Force's F-16 Aircrew Training Device Achieves Ready-for-Training Milestone

Par Communiqué, le 21 Février 2012

Moroccan Air Force's F-16 Aircrew Training Device Achieves Ready-for-Training Milestone
L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that an F-16C Block 52 Aircrew Training Device (ATD) built for the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) has reached ready-for-training status on schedule and is currently supporting pilot instruction.

The F-16C Block 52 ATD is installed at an RMAF air base. The simulator is the first of two RMAF F-16C Block 52 ATDs built by L-3 Link under this program. The second trainer is scheduled to achieve its ready-for-training milestone during the second quarter of 2013.

"Royal Moroccan Air Force pilots are now training on the most advanced F-16 Aircrew Training Device ever fielded to an international military," said Dan Kelly, vice president of Air Force programs at L-3 Link. "The F-16 Aircrew Training System will enable Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 pilots to hone their air-to-air and air-to-ground combat skills within highly realistic operational environments while operating as a team."

During simulation exercises, pilots will be able to acquire and identify targets, deliver a wide range of ordnance, practice takeoffs and landings, conduct aerial in-flight refueling, and undertake emergency procedures.

Each F-16C Block 52 ATD is integrated with L-3 Link's nine-panel, 360-degree field-of-view SimuSphere® visual display and the SimuView® image generation system, which provides correlated imagery between out-the-window and cockpit sensor displays.

L-3 Link Simulation & Training is a world leader in providing total training solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of military platforms and Air Traffic Control systems. L-3 Link's innovative solutions provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-art training technologies, including high-fidelity immersive simulations, as well as distributed academic and interactive courseware. The company has delivered military training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. L-3 Link is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, with key bases of operation in Binghamton, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Broken Arrow, Okla.; and Phoenix, Ariz.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2011 sales of $15.2 billion.

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