New York – L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has received a contract, valued at approximately $30 million, from the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization to upgrade existing simulators and provide new training devices for the Royal Danish Air Force’s (RDAF) F-16 Midlife Update (MLU) program.
The F-16 MLU program calls for L-3 to upgrade two existing F-16 unit level trainers with modern simulation technologies, in addition to building two new F-16 deployable readiness trainers. The new and upgraded simulators will be concurrent with the fighter aircraft’s M5 operational flight program configuration and integrated with new simulated avionics, sensors, smart weapons, air-to-air and air-to-ground munitions, advanced radar warning receiver and electronic countermeasure system. This new contract extends a more than 20-year relationship between L-3 and the RDAF.
“The Royal Danish Air Force’s F-16 unit level trainers will be among the most advanced simulators in the world,” said John McNellis, president of L-3 Link Simulation and Training. “These advanced trainers will be networked with two new F-16 deployable readiness trainers that will enable the Royal Danish Air Force to conduct a much broader range of simulated air-to-air and air-to-ground training exercises.”
L-3 is the leading provider of F-16 simulators worldwide. Other recent international F-16 customers have included the Hellenic Air Force, the Royal Air Force of Oman and the Polish Air Force.