L-3 to Provide Aircrew Trainer to Pakistan
L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a more than $20 million contract to provide the Pakistan air force one aircrew training system (ATS) to support pilot training. The ATS consists of two F-16 Block 52 aircrew training devices and the mission support systems with 18 panel "simusphere." It also includes a new F-16A Block 15/52 ATS; a new F-16C Block 52 ATS; 21 months contractor logistics support (12 months on-site and nine months on-call); common ATS Block 15 and Block 52 software load; high-fidelity cockpit; 360 horizontal X250; version MMC 7000 hardware and software; geo-specific database with high-resolution inputs; full APG-68 version nine radar with digital radar land mass simulation; full weapons simulation; Maverick missile; targeting pod; joint helmet mounted cueing system; threat environment A-G and spot jamming; emergency procedures and malfunctions; and an instructor-operator station. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.