Elbit Systems announced that the Israel Air Force (IAF) has approved the display system milestone for Elbit Systems’ mission training center for pilots of the IAF's F-16C/Ds and F-16Is. The company said the approval is a milestone towards the establishment of a full-fledged mission training center and is a part of a $55 million contract previously awarded to Elbit Systems by the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
The display system was set up in cooperation with Barco, and includes a 360 degree field of view (FOV) that simulates the FOV of an F-16 crew member. The systems' image generator was developed by Elbit Systems and is based on the "Vega Prime" product of Presagis. Elbit Systems' Targo Helmet Mounted Avionics (HMATM) will also be a part of the system.
When completed, the system is designed to train pilots using a variety of mission scenarios and operational zones, and relevant threat environments within each zone, giving the IAF new and advanced training capabilities and true simulations of air mission reality.