Elbit Systems has won $27 million from the Romanian-based company, Avioane Craiova, for the first phase of the upgrade program of the Romanian Air Force’s (RoAF) IAR-99 Standard trainer aircraft.

The contract will be performed over a four-year period and includes integrated logistic support.

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. This technology upgrade will facilitate an effective transition of RoAF pilots to the operation of advanced fighter aircraft such as the F-16.

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