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L-3 Communications delivers F-16 ATS to Oman

April 24, 2007 (by Asif Shamim) - L-3 Communications announced today the delivered F-16 Aircrew Training System for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has achieved ready-for-training status.

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The aircrew training system was built by L-3 Link Simulation and Training under a contract awarded back in 2004 worth $12.7 million and was delivered to the customer in 2006.

The system comprises of a single F-16C block 50+ Full Mission simulator, an instructors station, computational systems & a newly developed visual database containing imagery of Oman and the bordering waters.

The mission trainer is integrated with L-3's seven-panel SimuSphere™ visual display, which provides the pilot with a 300° horizontal x 130° vertical field-of-view. L-3's SimuView™ personal computer image generation system powers both out-the-window and cockpit sensor display imagery viewed by the pilot.

"We are very pleased to have produced and delivered an F-16 Aircrew Training System that will help ensure that the Royal Air Force of Oman's highly skilled F-16 pilots maintain their tactical edge in operating this multi-role fighter aircraft," said Mike Wallace, Vice President of Air Force and Navy Programs at L-3 Link Simulation and Training. "The F-16 Full Mission Trainer that Oman pilots are training on has been integrated with advanced technology solutions specifically designed to support highly realistic fast jet simulation."

The company has also delivered F-16 pilot training equipment to Greece, Egypt, Taiwan, Poland, Denmark, South Korea, Jordan and Turkey.