L-3 Link – prime contractor for the U.S. Air Force’s C-17 TS program – will conduct over 750 simulator missions each year in support of the 167th Airlift Wing’s C-17 pilot, loadmaster and maintenance engine run technician training requirements.
“This new C-17 schoolhouse establishes the 15th training center operated by L-3 Link under the C-17 Training System program and is the fourth new site we’ve activated since beginning the program in June 2011. Our team at Martinsburg is highly experienced, skilled and fully dedicated to providing training that comprehensively supports the 167th Airlift Wing’s global air mobility mission,” said Lenny Genna, President of L-3 Link.
Pilots, loadmasters and maintenance engine run technicians from Martinsburg ANGB will receive refresher, upgrade and currency training provided by L-3 Link instructors using classroom and hands-on operations training in a highly realistic C-17 Weapon Systems Trainer and C-17 Loadmaster Station Trainer. In addition, L-3 Link and C-17 TS team member TRU Simulation + Training will provide contractor logistics support and maintenance of the site’s training devices.
The C-17 TS is the largest aircrew training system within the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, spanning both aircrew and maintenance training conducted at 14 installations in the U.S. and one at the Royal Australian Air Force’s RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland, Australia. Annually, the C-17 TS trains more than 1,500 pilots and loadmasters using 23 variants of aircrew and maintenance training devices.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) is a world leader in providing intelligent total training solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of military and commercial platforms. L-3 Link’s innovative solutions provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-art training technologies, including high-fidelity immersive simulations, as well as distributed academic and interactive courseware. The company, headquartered in Arlington, Texas, has delivered military and commercial training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 45,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2014 sales of $12.1 billion.