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L-3 Nets F-16 Mission Training Center Support Deal

L-3 Communications’ (NYSE: LLL) Link Simulation & Training division has been awarded a $20.9 million contract option on the F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) program.

This contract option, received from the Aeronautical Systems Center’s Training Systems Product Group at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, brings the total contract value on the program to $109.1 million.

Under the contract option, L-3 Link will build and deliver an F-16 MTC suite that includes four high-definition simulators. The Boeing Company will provide the instructor/operator stations and brief/debrief systems. This marks the second four-ship F-16 MTC the U.S. Air Force has ordered from L-3 Link.

“The technologies being delivered on the F-16 Mission Training Center simulators are providing a solution that will maximize pilot operational readiness while reducing training costs to the U.S. Air Force, ” said Bob Birmingham, president of L-3 Link. “For the first time ever in a simulator, F-16 pilots will be able to detect, judge the orientation of, recognize and identify targets from the same distance as when flying an actual mission.”

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