L-3 Link Simulation and Training, which has served the military training and simulation industry for over 80 years, is a systems integration organization that develops, delivers and supports training systems, equipment and services that enhance operational proficiency for militaries worldwide.
L-3 Link is a world leader in developing and delivering advanced simulators in support of fixed wing, rotary wing and unmanned aircraft training.
In addition, L-3 Link offers a full range of integrated training services in support of aircrew and air traffic control schools. L-3 Link’s investment in next generation simulation technologies is designed to provide customers with optimum training solutions.
Military Training Systems Integrator
(Aircrew Training and Air Traffic Control Training)
L-3 Link is a world leader in developing and delivering advanced simulators in support of fixed wing, rotary wing and unmanned aircraft training. In addition, L-3 Link offers a full range of integrated training services in support of aircrew and air traffic control schools, provides modifications to existing training devices, delivers life cycle support for fielded training equipment and performs aircraft contractor logistics support.
Combined with its ongoing investments in developing next generation technologies to improve training capabilities, L-3 Link is uniquely positioned to provide cost-effective, customized and timely solutions that meet specific customer requirements.
Military Aircrew Training
(Schoolhouse Training, CBT, Flight Simulators, ATC)
As an experienced military training systems integrator we provide cost-effective, proven training systems and training services designed to enhance pilot or aircrew skills.
L-3 Link can operate training schoolhouses for fixed wing, rotary wing and unmanned aircraft platforms. We apply proven instructional technology in designing, developing and implementing cost-effective schoolhouse solutions.
Working closely with our customers, we begin by defining training requirements, developing performance-based training objectives and arriving at an optimum mix of training media required to deliver effective instruction.
Next we select from a full range of products and services – from computer-based training to full mission simulators – to deliver solutions that produce mission ready aircrews.
Fixed Wing Training Systems & Simulators
(F-22, F/A-18, F-16, C-27J, E-3, E-6B)
At L-3 Link we design, develop and field cost-effective training systems and flight simulators that produce mission-ready personnel. L-3 Link employs the most capable aircrew training systems operations and management team within the military training and simulation industry. This is being underscored today on aircrew training programs for the E-3, E-6B, E-8 and C-27J. In addition, L-3 Link is the leading provider of innovative flight simulation technology solutions for fixed wing platforms including the F-22, B-2, F/A-18, and F-16.
Rotary Wing Training Systems & Simulators
(AH-64A/D, UH-60, CH-47, OH-58D)
L-3 Link has been a leading supplier of advanced rotary wing flight simulation solutions for decades and today we are providing the U.S. Army with distributed training capabilities to enhance unit level and combined arms training.
L-3 Link has delivered 23 suites of reconfigurable manned modules for the U.S. Army's Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer. In further support of the U.S. Army, L-3 Link has delivered over 30 training devices to the service’s Flight School XXI program.
In support of these programs we have delivered or are in the process of building training devices to support simulation of the UH-60A/L, CH-47D/F, AH-64A/D and OH-58D.
L-3 Link is positioned to provide rotary wing simulation solutions to support attack, reconnaissance and utility helicopters worldwide.
Unmanned Aircraft Simulators
(MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper)
L-3 Link, as prime contractor on the U.S. Air Force’s Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS) program, continues to deliver and upgrade the first high fidelity training systems ever used to train U.S. military unmanned aircraft crews. PMATS units today are being used to train aircrews that operate the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper platforms.
Each PMATS ground control station simulator accurately replicates mission environments Predator and Reaper aircrews experience in real world operations. Pilots and sensor operators undergo initial qualification, mission qualification, continuation and mission rehearsal simulation-based training.
Training Services Capabilities
(Simulator Services and Simulator Modifications)
At L-3 Link we have one of the world’s largest and most experienced training support organizations in the simulator industry. Today we manage and operate simulation systems throughout Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East.
In addition to managing and operating aircrew training systems, L-3 Link provides expeditious maintenance coupled with sound engineering to support high-fidelity simulation and training device availability. We provide this reliable and quality service by delivering rapid and cost-effective support through a responsive management, engineering and logistics team.
The Training Support Services L-3 Link provides today include modifications, concurrency and configuration management, hardware and software integration and test, operations and maintenance service, depot repairs, inventory and spares services, on-time logistics support and swift program and site mobilization. In addition to its Training Support Services capabilities, L-3 Link also provides program management and overall support on major military aircraft contractor logistics support programs.
(Visual Displays and Visual System Solutions)
L-3 Link’s HD World™ next generation simulation product line provides aviators with more realistic and relevant training for combat and peace keeping missions, particularly in complex urban environments.
HD World solutions combine high definition databases, image generation systems, physics-based processing technology and visual system displays to significantly increase realism and clutter within dynamic operational environments.
Thousands of vehicles and people, integrated with physics-based behaviors, can be inserted into visual system databases that support a full range of day or night, low altitude and all-weather mission training. L-3 Link’s HD World solution brings a new dimension of reality to military simulation and training.
HD World’s realism helps better prepare warfighters for complex operational environments, even allowing them to earn training credit equivalent to live training.