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L-3 to develop pilot training simulator for Oman

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World Aviation Defense & Security Industry News - L-3
 
 
L-3 to develop pilot training simulator for Oman
 

A training system to prepare pilots to operate BAE Systems' Hawk MK166 advanced jet trainer aircraft is being developed by L-3 Link Simulation & Training. The training system ordered by BAE Systems is to be ready for the Royal Air Force of Oman in the first quarter of 2017.

     
A training system to prepare pilots to operate BAE Systems' Hawk MK166 advanced jet trainer aircraft is being developed by L-3 Link Simulation & Training. The training system ordered by BAE Systems is to be ready for the Royal Air Force of Oman in the first quarter of 2017.
Hawk MK166 jet trainer aircraft in RAFO delivery
     

L-3 Link Simulation and Training, a business of L-3 Communications, did not disclose the value or other details of the contract.

Oman ordered eight of the training aircraft from BAE Systems in 2012, along with a dozen Typhoon fighter jets.

"L-3 is very pleased that our growing relationship with BAE Systems has enabled us to add another world-class aircraft to the portfolio of platforms we support with advanced training solutions," said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. "We look forward to developing and delivering training equipment that will enable Royal Air Force of Oman pilots to sharpen their basic fighter jet skills."

Following contract signature with the Sultanate of Oman in December 2012, BAE Systems will be supplying 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), along with in-service support to its operational tasks. Deliveries are expected to commence in 2017.