The deal includes an International Flight Training Center to be set up and operated for Greek pilots by Israel’s Elbit Systems defense contractor for 22 years.
i24 News The school will be equipped with 10 M-346 training jets, manufactured by the Italian Leonardo company. Elbit will provide Greece with kits to upgrade and operate the T-6 exercise jet.
The company would also supply Greece with “simulators, training and logistic support.” “In the future, the parties will also consider areas of cooperation between the Israeli flight academy and Hellenic Airforce Academy,” Israel’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.
“This cooperation agreement rests on the excellence of Israel’s defense industry and the strong relations between the defense establishments of Greece and Israel,” Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz said.