L-3 Link Joins BAE, Northrop to Pursue AF Simulation System Contract


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A division of L-3 Communications has joined the Hawk Advanced Jet Training System team to compete for the Air Force’s T-X program.

L-3 announced its link and simulation training division jointed the team, which includes BAE Systems Inc. and Northrop Grumman.

L-3 Link will lead the development and integration of the Hawk AJTS Ground Based Training System, which will replace the Air Force’s T-38 virtual trainer.

Hawk AJTS integrates live and synthetic air and ground based elements to train pilots to operate fifth generation fighters. Those include the F-35 Lightning II and the F-22 Raptor.

L-3 Link currently manufactures and supplies the military with F-22, F/A-18 and F-16 flight simulator systems.

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