Elbit Systems awarded $1.65 billion contract to establish pilots training center in Greece

Israeli Air Force M-346 Lavi advanced trainer jet.

Israeli Elbit Systems announced further to the Company’s announcement of January 5, 2021, that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $1.65 billion for the establishment and operation of the International Flight Training Center of the Hellenic Air Force, as part of an agreement between the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense was one of the first to post on this deal in July 2020. The contract will be performed over a period of approximately 20 years and will include price indexation.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply new M-346 training aircraft and will maintain the entire training fleet, comprised of dozens of M-346 and T-6 training aircraft for a period of approximately 20 years. In addition, the Company will provide its latest advanced Embedded Virtual Avionics (EVA) onboard the training aircraft, deliver networked flight simulators and an array of Ground-Based Training Stations (GBTS) as well as a command and control systems to enable efficient management of the flight training operation.

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Israeli Air Force M-346 Lavi advanced trainer jet simulators.

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, said: “We are honored to have been awarded this contract to provide such an important capability to the Hellenic Air Force. This contract award attests to the leading position we hold in the area of pilot’s training solutions, providing tested know-how and proven technologies that improve operational readiness while reducing costs.”

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