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Israeli air force receives first three of 27 Grob 120 trainers

The Israeli air force has received the first three of 27 Grob 120A1 trainers. The aircraft will be operated by Snunit AviationServices, created earlier this year by Elbit Systems and its subsidiary Cyclone Aviation to provide flight screening and initial training for the air force for 10 years. To be known as the Snunit in Israeli service, the Grob 120 replaces elderly Piper PA-18-150 Super Cubs and takes over some of the tasks allocated to the Fouga Zukit (CM170 Magister).This is the first deal by the Israel air force using a concept similar to the UK's private finance initiative.

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