Fri, Nov 14, 2003
Full Mission/Full Motion Simulators for Uzbekistan Air Force
are Part of US Support for Operation Enduring Freedom
Elbit Systems has been
awarded a $6.5 million contract from the U.S. State Department to
supply the Uzbekistan Air Force with two Full Mission/Full Motion
Simulators for its Mi24 and Mi8 helicopters.
Elbit Systems' advanced simulators will be used to train
helicopter pilots and co-pilots, as part of a high-priority project
to enhance border security and ensure continued support to
Operation Enduring Freedom. The contract is to be performed over a
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
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.
Joseph Ackerman, President and CEO of Elbit Systems commented,
"We are proud to play a role in the U.S. led Operation Enduring
Freedom and to provide Uzbekistan with training tools in order to
support the country's homeland security objectives.
Moreover, the fact that our Full Mission/Full Motion Simulators
were chosen attests to the market recognition we have earned in the
field of helicopter upgrades and further strengthens our position
as a developer and supplier of high-end simulators. Simulators and
trainers are an essential part of Elbit Systems' business strategy
and we will continue to expand our activities in this market," Mr.
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