Israel’s Elbit Systems to setup flight training centre for Hellenic Air Force


Elbit Systems Hellenic Air Force Flight Training Centre:  Israel’s defence company Elbit Systems has been selected to establish and operate the International Flight Training Center of the Hellenic Air Force following a competitive process, said the company.

This selection is a part of an agreement between the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense.

The Hellenic Government approved the establishment and operation of the Flight Training Center by the IMOD and Elbit Systems for an amount of approximately $1.68 billion (approximately €1.375 billion) for a period of approximately 20 years,” Elbit Systems said in a statement sent to Defence Star.

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The anticipated contract award is contingent on completion of commercial negotiations with the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense.

Elbit Hellenic Air Force

Hellenic Air Foce

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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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“We are honored to have been selected to provide such an important capability to the Hellenic Air Force, which we believe will contribute to the further strengthening of the bi-lateral relationship between Israel and Greece,” said Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems.

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“This selection attests to the leading position we hold in the area of training, providing tested know-how and proven technologies that improve readiness while reducing costs,” Bezhalel Machlis added.

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