Elbit to Create International Flight Training Center for Greece and Israel in $1.65 Billion Effort
Haifa, Israel-based Elbit Systems Ltd. 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. 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 onboard the training aircraft, deliver networked flight simulators and an array of Ground-Based Training Stations as well as a command and control systems to enable efficient management of the flight training operation.