L-3 Awarded $51 Million to Build Helicopter Training Suites

L-3 Communications announced today that its Link Simulation and Training division has been awarded a $51.1 million follow-on production contract to build five additional U.S. Army Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer suites. This award, which calls for L-3 Link to build AVCATT suites 16 through 20, increases total program value to $347.6 million.

L-3 Link has been the prime contractor and lead system integrator on AVCATT since 1999. L-3 Link-built AVCATT suites today are providing U.S. Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve aircrews with collective training opportunities while immersed within realistic, high-intensity virtual training environments.

This new order calls for L-3 Link to deliver the first four AVCATT suites to U.S. Army Reserve Component training sites, with the fifth AVCATT trainer being delivered to a joint use active Army/Reserve Component installation. The first of these newly ordered AVCATT suites is scheduled to be delivered in December 2007, with individual follow-on installations occurring every two months.



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