The Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) on Wednesday selected Elbit Systems to provide and operate two flight simulators for the upgraded C-130H and C-130J transport aircraft of the Israeli Air Force (IAF). The 13-year contract is valued at $74 million. Under the contract, the first three years will be dedicated to a set-up phase, followed by a ten-year operating period.
Elbit Systems will set up and operate the IAF's upgraded C-130H and C-130J training center, providing two inter-connected flight simulators that enable both single and squadron training and a ground crew simulator that enables high-fidelity training of aircraft maintenance procedures.
"We are proud to have been selected by the IMOD, especially since it comes on the heels of the successful completion of the upgrade program of the IAF's C-130H aircraft fleet," said Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems Aerospace Division. "This is yet another example of Elbit Systems’ technological and operational leadership in the training and simulation field and attests to the growing demand in many countries for all-inclusive interconnected simulation platforms, that enhance the quality of training while reducing flight hours."