(15 Dec 2020)
Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract valued at
approximately US$27 million from the Romanian-based company,
Avioane Craiova S.A.
The deal is the first phase of an upgrade program
of the Romanian Air Force’s IAR-99 Standard trainer
Under the contract, Elbit Systems will equip the
IAR-99 Standard aircraft with advanced avionics systems and live
training Embedded Virtual Avionics system as well as Close Air
Support and Air to Air capabilities.
The technology upgrade will
facilitate an effective transition of Romanian Air Force pilots to the operation
of advanced fighter aircraft such as the F-16.
Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems
Aerospace, said, “We are honored to provide continued support
for the Romanian Air Force. This upgrade program follows a range of technologies
delivered by Elbit Systems to the Romanian Air Force in collaboration with
Romanian companies, including large scale upgrades for various
fixed-wing aircraft as well as the supply of advanced capabilities
for rotary-wing aircraft.”
The contract will be performed over a four-year
period and includes integrated logistic support.
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