Subscribe Free
in Defence / Training

L-3 wins Iraqi F-16 trainer contract

Posted 16 September 2013 · Add Comment

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has been awarded a contract modification to build the Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) two F-16 Block 52 Weapon Tactics Trainers (WTTs), two brief/debrief systems and one mission observation centre.

The contract was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This contract modification follows L-3 Link’s November 2012 award to build two F-16 Block 52 Full Mission Trainers (FMTs) for the IqAF.
Plans currently call for the first F-16 Block 52 FMT to become ready-for-training during the first quarter of 2015. The remaining training devices, brief/debrief systems and mission observation center are scheduled to achieve ready-for-training milestones during the fourth quarter of 2015. All of the training devices and support systems will be installed at Balad Air Base in northern Iraq.
“L-3 Link looks forward to providing a comprehensive training system that will enable Iraqi F-16 pilots to enhance their tactical skills over a full range of mission areas,” said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. “The high-fidelity F-16 Block 52 Full Mission Trainers, for instance, will allow pilots to gain training credit equivalent to live training while conducting either new or advanced skills training.”
Each F-16 Block 52 WTT combines a tactically relevant physical cockpit with a single out-the-window visual display monitor. The WTTs use the same high-fidelity computational system, software and models that are integrated on the FMTs. As a result, the WTTs can be networked to the FMTs to support four-ship tactical team training.
The F-16 Block 52 FMTs currently being built will enable pilots to conduct simulated air-to-air and air-to-ground combat exercises. During training exercises, Iraqi F-16 pilots will wear L-3 Link’s simulated joint helmet-mounted cueing system to control sensors and weapons through visual cueing. The FMTs’ visual system solution will enable pilots to acquire and identify targets, as well as accurately deliver a wide range of ordnance over a 360-degree field-of-regard. Pilots will be able to practice takeoffs and landings, aerial in-flight refueling, low-level flight and emergency procedures. All training exercises, which will occur within a virtual, geo-specific database, can be conducted in a variety of simulated weather conditions.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

IATA releases statement on Atatürk Airport terrorist attack

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed outrage at the attack on Atatürk Airport Istanbul, Turkey.

Air Astana launches services to Tehran

Air Astana has launched a new non-stop flight from Almaty to Tehran.

Etihad Cargo launches luxury car service for summer 2016

Etihad Cargo has launched a unique, new travel offer for guests who want to travel with their luxury car over the Summer period.

Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Global Market sign agreement

Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have signed an agreement that sees the airline become the Official Airline Partner of ADGM. The agreement harnesses the roles of both entities as ambassadors of Abu Dhabi and key players

Oman Air reaffirms support for MOSD's initiatives

Oman Air has reaffirmed its support for the initiatives of Oman's Ministry of Social Development (MOSD). In addition, the airline has restated its commitment to sustainable social development and has pledged to continue promoting

Inmarsat's GX Aviation receives EASA certification

Inmarsat has announced that its advanced Global Xpress (GX) Aviation in-flight connectivity service has received EASA certification for the A320 aircraft family.

TAA SK 12MTHS16
See us at
Aviation Africa 2017 BT 23F17World_Space_Congress_BT21JN23N16_Arabian_AerospaceIstanbul Airshow BT 2016Global Aerospace Summit 2016 show report BT16Aeropodium BT276141116 Arabian Aerospace