L-3 Division Lands Air Force UAV Training Simulator Development Contract

PredatorThe U.S. Air Force has awarded an L-3 Communications division a contract to develop 34 units of Predator Mission Aircrew Training System simulators, DefenseWorld.net reported Wednesday.

Vishwanath Patil writes L-3 Link will supply PMATS simulators that will be used to train the Air Force and Air National Guard pilots and sensor operator crews of General Atomics-built MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles.

L-3 Link will deliver the simulators to 15 air bases of the service branch and Air National Guard for integration with the Air Force’s ground control stations, according to the report.

The PMATS simulator has an image generator, instruction station and training system software and hardware and works to simulate weapons, data link operations, communications and aircraft performance in order to allow UAV crews to perform initial qualification and mission rehearsal-related training.

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