L3 to update and supply CH-47F OFTs
L3 Link Simulation and Training has been awarded a contract modification by CSRA to deliver a fourth CH-47F Chinook Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) in the current aircraft configuration for the US Army’s Flight School XXI, the company announced on 8 August.
Under the contract, the company will also upgrade three existing OFTs to match the current CH-47F aircraft configuration.
The fourth CH-47F OFT will include the upgraded visual display to match the latest technology available.
Flight School XXI annually trains 1,200 new student pilots to become combat mission aviators and 1,600 army aviators to operate a new aircraft platform.
Dan Pedersen, L3 Link VP of programs, said: ‘With the fourth CH-47F OFT and the modernisation of the three previously delivered OFTs, Flight School XXI demonstrates its ongoing commitment to training the world’s finest combat-ready helicopter pilots.
‘L3 Technologies partnership with CSRA continues to provide the warfighter with realistic visual simulation and current mission software, significantly improving training quality.’
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