L3 Link Simulation & Training (L3 Link) announced yesterday that it has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the F-16V PEACE PHOENIX RISING Mission Training Center (MTC) to the Taiwan Air Force, consisting of four fully networked mission simulators designed for immersive mission training. Scheduled for delivery in 2018 and 2019, the MTC will upgrade current capability by adding state-of-the-art avionics systems, replacing the existing F-16 mission simulators in Taiwan.
“The F-16V MTC is built on proven and cost-effective common hardware and software designs that enable L3 Link to deliver a solution tailored to meet Taiwan Air Force training requirements,” Lenny Genna, President of L3 Link Simulation & Training, said . “These high-fidelity devices will enable a large part of F-16 pilot training to be conducted using simulators, saving the Taiwan Air Force both time and money, while producing a better fighter pilot.”
The Taiwan Air Force’s F-16V MTC supports basic pilot, pilot conversion and advanced skills training. Using state-of-the-art simulators, pilots will practice takeoffs, landings, low-level flight and emergency procedures. The MTC gives pilots the ability to conduct mission-level team training, as well as the ability to acquire and identify targets, while accurately delivering a wide range of ordnance.
Each simulator in the F-16V MTC has a dedicated instructor/operator station (IOS) integrated with L3 Link’s SimuSphere HD 9-facet visual system display, giving pilots a 360-degree field-of-view. The simulators also feature a high-definition database and image generation systems to create realistic and relevant training environments.