Cooperative Research and Development Agreement signed
among L3 Communications, UCF and RDECOM

A CRADA among three simulation & training agencies in Orlando's Central Florida Research Park promises to help move the technology forward through teamwork among defense, industry and academia. 

The agreement creates the "Government-Industry-Academia Simulation Laboratory"—GIA Sim Lab for short—through which L-3 Communications' Link Simulation and Training division, the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command’s Simulation and Training Technology Center (RDECOM – STTC) and IST will develop live, virtual and constructive simulation capabilities and a test bed environment to advance modeling, simulation and training.

RDECOM Simulation & Training Technology Center Executive Director Russel Lenz (l.) L3 Communications Corp. Link Simulation & Training Division VP of Engineering Frank Delisle, and UCF Associate VP, Office of Research and Commercialization Thomas O'Neal put pens to the recent cooperative agreement among the three.


A goal of the lab will be to provide an objective environment for Link, RDECOM and IST to support innovative modeling, simulation and traiing research and technology development. The three entities will work together in basic and applied research and advanced development projects to better support the modern warfighter.