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Elbit to set up training base in Latin America

New contract, valued at $18.5 million, follows establishment of mission training center for F-16 and F-15 fighter aircraft

Udi Etsion
Published: 09.30.12, 07:10 / Israel Business

Elbit Systems is expanding its activity in South America: The company announced recently that it was awarded a contract for the establishment of a mission training center (MTC) for fighter aircraft of a Latin American Air Force.

 

The project is valued at $18.5 million and will be performed in 2014.

 

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This new contract follows the establishment of the MTC for the Israeli Ministry of Defense for the F-16 and F-15 fighter aircraft.

 

The MTC is designed to improve the operational training of pilots by training in various mission scenarios, in varying war zones and in the relevant threat environment of each war zone – a cutting-edge training capability which has not been available to Air Forces in the past.

 

The high quality of operational training achieved by the MTC will enable the customer to operate some of the training sorties onboard the trainers instead of fighter jets, thus allowing optimal use of existing resources.

 

The MTC is a unique system that enables joint-training between the various trainees, both within the Air Force and at an interoperable level.

  

The Air Force teams will be able to train in formations of pairs and foursomes, and the system will also enable integration with other training systems.

 

In addition, the system will allow joint-training of various mission scenarios, even if the different trainers are situated in geographically distant locations.

 

 

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