TOR, Israeli MoD reach future trainer agreement
TOR Advanced Flight Training (TOR) has reached an agreement with the Israel Ministry of Defense (MoD) worth approximately $603 million for the Israeli Air Force (IAF) future trainer programme. TOR is an Elbit Systems-IAI partnership established for the future trainer programme.
According to Elbit Systems, the contract is expected to be signed in the coming weeks, following the finalisation of several financing procedures. The company confirmed that TOR has received an interim purchase order and financing from the Israeli MoD, valued at approximately $27 million. Elbit Systems will perform services and provide systems as a subcontractor to TOR for the programme.
In the establishment phase of the programme, Elbit Systems will establish 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.
During the operational phase of the Project, Elbit Systems will provide logistics services for the trainer and the new aircraft array, to be performed over approximately twenty years. The company’s share in the full contract is valued at $420 million.
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