Elbit Systems won a 13-year, $74 million contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to provide and operate flight simulators for the upgraded C-130H and C-130J transport aircrafts, broken down between a three-year set-up phase and a ten-year operating period.

The company will set up and operate the Israeli Air Force training center, providing two inter-connected flight simulators that enable both single and squadron training, and a ground crew simulator for aircraft maintenance procedures training.

This contract follows on the heels of a previous contract between Elbit and the IMOD, where Elbit upgraded the C-130H with a new digital cockpit, heads-up display and radar system.