12:00 AM, May 31, 2012
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded a follow-on contract by the Israel Ministry of Defense Procurement Administration, valued at approximately $30 million, to integrate the F-15 array into the Mission Training Center Elbit Systems is establishing for the Israeli Air Force . The contract will be performed over fifteen years. Elbit Systems was previously awarded a contract by the IMOD to establish the F-16 training center for the IAF, through a PFI (Private Finance Initiative) program. The new follow-on contract for the integration of the F-15 array will enable the IAF fighter aircraft array to perform joint mission training in operational flights and formation, as well as to perform joint training with other armed forces. The MTC marks a significant breakthrough in the operational training sector as it enables training in various mission scenarios, in varying war zones and in the relevant threat environment of each war zone, providing a new training capability which has not yet been available to the IAF.