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KAF to Receive F/A-18 Trainers

1 December 2010

Kuwait Air Force (KAF) will receive two F/A-18C Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFTs) and associated training equipment from L-3 Communications Link Simulation & Training division.

Under the $24.1m contract, L-3 will also provide two instructor operator stations, a brief/debrief system, associated computational systems, a night-vision training system and a theatre-specific visual system database.

The networked simulators will allow KAF pilots to jointly conduct simulated air-to-air and air-to-ground tactics, normal and emergency procedures as well as night-vision goggle operations.

Both the simulators are integrated with L-3 Link's SimuSphere 360° field-of-view visual display.

The training system is being sold to the KAF through the US Foreign Military Sales programme.