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Elbit Systems to establish and operate Flight Training Program of Greek Air Force


Elbit Systems announced on January 5 that following a competitive process, and as part of an agreement between the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the Hellenic (Greek) Ministry of National Defense, the company was selected to establish and operate the International Flight Training Center of the Hellenic Air Force.

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Israeli Air Force M346 advanced trainer aircraft (Picture source: IAF/ Elbit Systems)


The Hellenic Government approved the establishment and operation of the Flight Training Center by the the Israeli Ministry of Defense and Elbit Systems for an amount of approximately $1.68 billion (approximately €1.375 billion) for a period of approximately 20 years. The anticipated contract award is contingent on completion of commercial negotiations with the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense.

The program calls for Elbit Systems to deliver training aircraft fleets equipped with the company’s unique avionics and embedded training solutions, supply the Company’s flight simulators and training aids and provide through-life logistical support.


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Israeli Air Force T6 basic trainer aircraft (Picture source: IAF/ Elbit Systems)