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Advanced simulators are changing pilot training

Simulation is becoming an integral part of every phase of training an Israeli Air Force (IAF) pilot goes through.  In the past simulators were another tool to improve capabilities of a pilot.  Not anymore. New simulators, or rather simulation systems, are a valued substitute for many of the actual flight hours that in the past […]

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Justice must be seen – the arms deals version

International military hardware deals always involve emotions. If you handle the negotiations according to the expected procedures, these emotions may be contained. But when you break the sometimes unwritten rules, you create a major problem.   Israel now faces such a problem, after selecting the Aermacchi  M-346 trainer. Italy is happy. South Korea, which lost […]

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Old platform + modern avionics = new advanced trainer ?

Budget difficulties, especially severe ones, can result in a complete change of thinking. Even things that looked solid and unshakeable can suddenly generate new directions of thought – at least in the heads of some people.This is at this stage it’s just a “murmur”, but this encapsulates the problem that the Israeli defence establishment faces. […]

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Israeli air force trainer slection – “A list of factors”

A request for proposals for the selection of an advanced trainer for the Israeli air force (IAF) will be issued soon. It is expected the final selection will be made early next year.The two competing aircraft – the Korea Aerospace Industries T-50 and the Aermacchi M-346 – have been extensively evaluated by the IAF.Sources say […]

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