F-16 MTC

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) has been awarded a contract to develop and deliver the seventh F-16 Fighting Falcon Mission Training Center (MTC) system for the US Air Force (USAF).

The high fidelity MTC system, to be built as part of the contract, is scheduled to be delivered to the Spangdahlem Air Base (AB) in Germany.

L-3 Link Air Force programmes vice president Dan Kelly said the company is looking to provide USAF and F-16 pilots with a high-definition simulation solution that is required for fast jet training.

‘"Military flight simulation realism being exhibited on the F-16 MTC programme today is maximising pilot operational readiness while reducing overall training costs,” Kelly added.

Equipped with L-3 Link’s HD World integrated simulation product line, the MTC enables realistic F-16 training by precisely simulating weapon systems and ordnance, mission profiles and modifications a pilot may encounter in the real aircraft.

"The high fidelity MTC system is scheduled to be delivered to the Spangdahlem Air Base (AB) in Germany."

Each F-16 MTC features four high-definition simulators, each encompassing an F-16 cockpit within a 360° display dome linked to the USAF’s distributed missions operations (DMO) network and four Boeing-built instructor / operator stations, two brief / debrief systems and a mission observation centre.

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Integrated with high definition databases, image generation systems and physics-based processing technology, the simulators are provided in Block 40/42 and 50/52 configurations to support basic and advanced pilot mission training, tactics validation and mission rehearsal.

The company has already installed an MTC system at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) in Nevada, Hill AFB in Utah and a Training Systems Support Center in Texas, while installation at Shaw AFB in South Carolina, US, is currently underway.

Other USAF bases set to receive F-16 MTCs include Holloman AFB in New Mexico, Kunsan AB in Korea, Aviano AB in Italy and Misawa AB in Japan.

Image: L3 Communications employees review functions of the F-16 Mission Training Center during installation at Nellis AFB in Nevada. Photo courtesy of US Air Force photo / Senior Airman Stephanie Rubi.

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