Elbit Systems Completes Delivery of Israeli Air Forces’ Training System Center

Elbit Systems announced that it has completed the delivery of the Ground Based Training System (GBTS) center for the M-346 “Lavi” trainer aircraft. This training solution was selected by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and the Directorate of Production and Procurement (DoPP), to qualify its pilots and Weapon Systems Operators (WSOs) to progress directly to fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft (F-16, F-15 and F-35).

A fully networked solution for operational combat training, the GBTS consists of multiple simulators that are connected to each other, creating a joint network, which provides a nearly identical flight environment, obtainable without the time and expense of real flight. It is an advanced virtual-constructive training solution designed to ensure full-readiness in operating next-generation platforms.

The Center’s simulators employ a real-image 360º display system, equipped with simulation models of actual weapons systems and high-fidelity Computer Generated Forces (CGF), which, working together, generate a wide range of immersive virtual combat environments.

The GBTS enables flight academy cadets, as well as graduate pilots and WSOs, to practice unusual and in-flight emergency procedures, and at a more advanced level, to simulate complex combat scenarios, acting as a solo pilot or as part of a formation.

Elbit Systems is the prime contractor and it developed and delivered the GBTS center to the IAF together with Alenia Aermacchi (Leonardo-Finmeccanica Group), CAE and Selex ES (Leonardo-Finmeccanica Group. –CC