L-3 Completes First Phase Of F/A-18C/D Roadmap Procurement Program | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.22.16

Airborne 08.23.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.22.16

Airborne 08.23.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Fri, Aug 28, 2009

L-3 Completes First Phase Of F/A-18C/D Roadmap Procurement Program

Six Trainers Delivered To USMC, Simulators Upgraded

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced Thursday it has successfully completed the first phase of the U.S. Navy's F/A-18C/D Roadmap Procurement Program (RPP).

L-3 Link received this two-phase, five-year program in 2006. Under the first phase of the program L-3 Link has delivered six new F/A-18C/D Tactical Operational Flights Trainers (TOFTs). In addition, 16 existing U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 simulators have been upgraded to the new F/A-18C/D TOFT configuration.

The new F/A-18C/D TOFTs and upgraded simulators have been integrated with new photo texture databases to increase visual acuity, additional audio capabilities, increased malfunctions and enhanced instructor operator station functionality. Numerous aircraft concurrency upgrades have been integrated on the F/A-18C/D TOFTs to provide each simulator with the platform's latest aircraft capabilities.

"Our dedicated U.S. Navy and L-3 Link team has worked to ensure training device concurrency with the fleet aircraft," said Frank Casano, director of Maritime Programs for L-3 Link. "This high level of cooperation is benefitting U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps pilots today by enabling them to practice essential training and readiness tasks in the simulator before undertaking a mission in an aircraft."

Link F/A 18 Simulator

L-3 Link has begun work on phase two of the program, which calls for delivery of one additional  F/A-18C/D TOFT each to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan; MCAS Miramar, CA.; and the Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas. Phase two also will focus on ensuring the training devices remain concurrent with the aircraft, developing additional visual system databases, inserting new training technologies and making improvements in aerodynamic fidelity. These updates will be deployed to all F/A-18C/D training devices in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fleet.

FMI: www.L-3com.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 08.25.16: Airlander 10 Accident, M500 EASA Cert, Flying Car Frenzy

Also: Veterans Against Airshows, Redbird Migration 2016, Rocket Debris, Charles Taylor Award, Wayward Satellite, Norfolk International, Hawaiian Airlines It was only last week that>[...]

Drug Trafficker Sentenced In Virginia

Had Purchased Airplanes Used To Transport Large Quantities Of Narcotics A man who had purchased two airplanes in Virginia that were used to transport tons of cocaine between Guatem>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.26.16)

Frank Ambrose Beginning as an Air Force Photographer in 1943, Frank Ambrose now operates a studio in Gloversville, New York specializing in Commercial, Industrial and Portrait phot>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.26.16): Position Report

A report over a known location as transmitted by an aircraft to ATC.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.26.16)

"This year's research shows that South Carolina's aerospace industry is diversifying and trending towards sustainable growth." Source: Dr. Joey Von Nessen, author of the South Caro>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC