(Bucharest, Romania, December 13, 2005) -– Simultec S.A., an Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT) company, announced that it has completed delivery to the U.S. State Department of two Full Mission/Full Motion Simulators for Mi24 and Mi8 helicopters.
Elbit Systems’ advanced simulators will be used to train helicopter pilots and co-pilots in Uzbekistan, as part of a high-priority project to enhance border security and ensure continued support to Operation Enduring Freedom. The contract was performed over a two-year period.
The Full Mission Simulator provides training that covers every aspect of the helicopter’s routine, emergency and mission operations for diverse scenarios. It includes the simulation of a variety of flight conditions and tactical environment preparedness. The high-end Full Motion Simulator, built on a moving structure, simulates the feeling of flight under various conditions, providing pilots with a realistic flight experience. Turbulence and other physical parameters, as well as oral cues, are simulated in order to maximize realism and minimize the transition to complex, actual missions.
Constantin Olivotto, General Manager of Simultec commented: "We are proud to deliver a high technology product to our U.S. customer. This is a result of very close cooperation between the U.S. Department of State and Israeli and Romanian companies. This project also represents a significant contribution to fulfilling the offset obligations between Elbit Systems and the Romanian Government."
Jacob Rimon, Vice President Training and Simulation at Elbit Systems, commented: "In order to provide our customer with an advanced training solution, the MI-8 and Mi-24 Simulators have been developed using our extensive experience in simulator technology and methodology. Elbit Systems has the unique advantage of being a major avionics designer and manufacturer, enabling use of actual avionics in our simulators. This assures optimal simulation fidelity together with ease of upgradeability as aircraft avionics evolve."
Simultec is a wholly-owned Romanian subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd.
It manufactures training systems and flight simulators for the Romanian Ministry of Defense.
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related programs throughout the world, in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), advanced electro-optic and space technologies. The Company focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms and developing new technologies for defense and homeland security applications.
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