L3 Link to provide F-16V Peace Phoenix Rising Mission Training Center to Taiwan Air Force

ARLINGTON, Texas. L3 Link Simulation & Training (L3 Link) in Arlington, Texas, won a contract to build and deliver the F-16V Peace Phoenix Rising Mission Training Center (MTC), consisting of four networked mission simulators for immersive mission training, to the Taiwan Air Force. The MTC replace existing F-16 mission simulators in Taiwan, are scheduled for delivery in 2018 and 2019, and upgrade current capabilities with state-of-the-art avionics systems.

L3 Link to provide F-16V Peace Phoenix Rising Mission Training Center to Taiwan Air Force
L3 Link to provide F-16V Peace Phoenix Rising Mission Training Center to Taiwan Air Force

ARLINGTON, Texas. L3 Link Simulation & Training (L3 Link) in Arlington, Texas, won a contract to build and deliver the F-16V Peace Phoenix Rising Mission Training Center (MTC), consisting of four networked mission simulators for immersive mission training, to the Taiwan Air Force. The MTC replace existing F-16 mission simulators in Taiwan, are scheduled for delivery in 2018 and 2019, and upgrade current capabilities with state-of-the-art avionics systems.

The Taiwan Air Force’s F-16V MTC supports basic pilot, pilot conversion, and advanced skills training. Using state-of-the-art simulators, pilots will practice takeoffs, landings, low-level flight, and emergency procedures. The MTC gives pilots the ability to conduct mission-level team training, as well as to acquire and identify targets, while accurately delivering a wide range of ordnance.

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Each simulator in the F-16V MTC has a dedicated instructor/operator station (IOS) integrated with L3 Link’s SimuSphereHD 9-facet visual system display, giving pilots a 360-degree field-of-view. The simulators also feature a high-definition database and image generation systems to create realistic and relevant training environments.

“The F-16V Peace Phoenix Rising MTC is built on proven and cost-effective common hardware and software designs that enable L3 Link to deliver a solution tailored to meet Taiwan Air Force training requirements. These high-fidelity devices will enable a large part of F-16 pilot training to be conducted using simulators, saving the Taiwan Air Force both time and money, while producing a better fighter pilot,” explains Lenny Genna, president of L3 Link Simulation & Training.

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L3 Link Simulation & Training provides platform operators and maintainers with total training solutions that improve training effectiveness and efficiency and lower life-cycle costs in a secure cyber environment. L3 Link’s solutions provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-art training technologies, including high-fidelity immersive simulations, distributed academic and interactive courseware, Day and Night Vision Goggle (NVG) training, and L3 Link’s simulated Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System. The company, headquartered in Arlington, Texas, has delivered military and commercial training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim.

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion.

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