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Tue, 15 December 2020

Elbit Systems to Upgrade Romanian Air Forces IAR-99 Aircraft

(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 Forces IAR-99 Standard trainer aircraft.

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.

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. Click to enlarge.

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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