09.21.12, 07:57–Elbit Systems has announced that TOR – Advanced Flight Training, its partnership with Israel Aerospace Industries, reached an agreement with the Israel Ministry of Defense regarding a contract worth approximately $603 million.
Out of this amount, Elbit Systems’ share is valued at approximately $420 million, for performing services and providing systems as a subcontractor to TOR, which was established to perform the Israeli Air Forces’ future trainer program.
The contract is expected to be signed in the coming weeks, following the finalization of several financing procedures. In order to facilitate meeting the project’s schedule, TOR received an interim purchase order and financing from IMOD, valued at approximately $27 million.
In the establishment phase of the project, Elbit Systems will set up an enhanced logistic support and maintenance infrastructure for the new trainer as well as an advanced ground training array.
The new, advanced avionics systems to be supplied by Elbit Systems for the project will improve the readiness of the IAF’s pilots in operating next-generation aircraft.
Elbit Systems’ share in this phase of the Project is valued at approximately $110 million, to be performed over three years…Read More>>