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Sikorsky and L-3 Link join forces on UH-60M simulation and training

16th June 2009 - 12:55 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Sikorsky Aerospace Services has announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with L-3 Link Simulation & Training to explore teaming on simulation and training services for the US Army on the UH-60M helicopter and for international customers on international variants of the type.

L-3 Link Simulation & Training currently provides UH-60A and UH-60L aircraft simulators at the highest level of fidelity recognized in the industry. This collaboration will deliver the same standard for the latest, most capable version of the Black Hawk helicopter, the UH-60M and its international variants. A full spectrum of simulation and training services is envisioned, from procedural trainers and transportable simulators to full-motion Level D compliant devices.

'Teaming with L-3 Link Simulation & Training will enable Sikorsky Aerospace Services to deliver world-class training technology to the global Black Hawk helicopter community,' said David Adler, president of Sikorsky Aerospace Services. 'These simulators offer the closest experience you can get to the real thing, improving training cost, quality and safety by reducing in-aircraft training time. We’re excited about the opportunity to offer this technology to all of our UH-60M customers as well as those who may fly the international helicopter variants.'

L-3 Link Simulation & Training will develop the world’s first UH-60M full-flight Black Hawk simulators for the Flight School XXI program at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The company also provides the reconfigurable collective training devices.

The MoA is the first step toward a formal agreement between the two companies. Sikorsky and L-3 Link will build on their Flight School XXI collaboration to market, develop and deliver innovative and affordable training and simulation services to global Black Hawk helicopter customers.

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