Pilots, Maintenance Crews and Weapons Loaders will Benefit
L3 Technologies announced on 5 February that it has been awarded a $120 million (€106 million) contract to continue training US Air Force B-2 pilots, maintainers and weapons-loading personnel using its B-2 Aircrew Training System. L3 has been the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and provider of the B-2 Training System since 1984.
“We are intensely focused on delivering innovative technologies that align with the demand for pilots and crewmembers who are on the front lines of national security,” commented Chairman, CEO and President, Christopher E Kubasik.
As the OEM with two previous B-2 pilot training contracts, L3 has been the sole source for delivering B-2 Aircrew and Maintenance Training System modifications to fulfil pilot training requirements and to train and certify weapons-loading crewmembers. Training is conducted at the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, MO. In addition, the co-located L3 Training Systems Support Center (TSSC) provides on-site engineering support.
“L3 is dedicated to ensuring that all Air Force B-2 personnel receive the best training they can for their critical and unique missions,” added President of L3 Link Training & Simulation, Lenny Genna. “Over three-plus decades, we’ve continually enhanced our solution based on direct feedback from the operators. We value our strategic relationship with the Air Force and are committed to offering world-class training for years to come.”