SOURCE: InterSense, Inc.

March 22, 2007 09:00 ET

L-3 Communications Link Simulation and Training Awards InterSense New Contract for U.S. Army's AVCATT Program

New Simulation Systems Contract Expands the Companies' Long-Standing Relationship

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 22, 2007 -- InterSense, Inc., a market leader in precision motion technology for flight simulation and training, today announced it has been awarded a new contract by L-3 Communications Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) division, a leading systems integrator that supplies advanced simulation systems and training services for both U.S. and international military services. Expanding upon the six-year relationship between the two companies, InterSense will deliver five additional suites of its IS-900 inertial-acoustic helmet tracking system to support the U.S. Army's Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) program.

The AVCATT program is a dynamic reconfigurable system used for collective and combined arms training and mission rehearsal through networked simulators in a simulated battlefield environment. In order to meet the requirements for each training mission, the simulator must be quickly adapted to multiple cockpit platforms -- including the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, AH-64A Apache, AH-64D Longbow Apache, CH-47D Chinook and UH-60A/L Blackhawk helicopters -- while maintaining a high level of realism for the pilot. The hybrid IS-900 system is not affected by the change between platforms, thereby enabling reconfiguration without time-consuming remapping or recalibration. Furthermore, utilizing superior motion predictive algorithms and offering high sample rates, the IS-900 technology provides a more realistic simulated environment by effectively eliminating system latency in the simulator.

"This new contract underscores our determination to support L-3 Link as they provide the U.S. Army and U.S. Army National Guard with world class training suites," stated Mike Donfrancesco, InterSense Vice President of Sales. "We are proud to have expanded our involvement with the AVCATT program and look forward to continuing our six year relationship with L-3 Link."

Introduced in 1999, InterSense's IS-900 product suite delivers precise and accurate wide area, interference-free head, hand and object tracking for the most demanding immersive 3D applications. From CAVEs™ and PowerWalls™ to rooms, buildings and simulators, the IS-900 product line offers superior precision motion tracking solutions.

About InterSense

Founded in 1996, InterSense, Inc. is a precision motion technology company delivering real time positioning, tracking and alignment capabilities, which bring higher speed and quality to visual simulation and enhanced vision and navigation applications. InterSense's patented motion tracking products enable realistic interaction with computer graphics for demanding applications including simulation and training; oil and gas exploration; manufacturing; virtual prototyping and design; medical imaging; entertainment; and video/film production. Privately held InterSense is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

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