L-3 Link given Polish F-16 training support contract

ARLINGTON, Texas, L-3 Link Simulation & Training is to provide technical support services for the Polish Air Force’s F-16 training program.

The services, under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award from the Polish Ministry of National L-3-Link-given-Polish-F-16-training-support-contractDefense Support Directorate, will be for all training devices L-3 Link has delivered over the past decade to the Polish Air Force to ensure that the training systems remain concurrent with platform changes.

L-3 Link will also address system obsolescence issues and include maintenance and repair of all F-16 training device, provision of spares, and performance of equipment modifications.

The contract will be in effect until the fourth quarter of 2018, L-3 Link said. Its value will be determined by the task orders from the Polish Air Force.

L-3 Link F-16 training equipment used by Poland includes one F-16C/D Block 52 Full Mission Trainer, two squadron-level trainers, instructor operator stations and computational systems.

“The Polish F-16 Aircrew Training System was designed from the outset to maintain concurrency with the advanced capabilities of the F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft,” said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. “As the original equipment manufacturer for these training devices, L-3 Link is uniquely capable of making updates that will improve training effectiveness and efficiency.”