Elbit delivers final M-346 training systems to Polish Air Force

Elbit Systems, together with Leonardo’s Aircraft Division, completed delivery of M-346 Full Mission Simulators (FMS) and Flight Training Devices (FTD) to the Polish Air Force (PLAF), the Israel-based company said on November 19, 2018.

Elbit delivers final M 346 training systems to Polish Air Force A M-346 Advanced Jet Trainer Full Mission Simulator
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Resembling the simulation technology at the core of the M-346 training center that was previously delivered to the Israeli Air Force, the supplied simulators enable PLAF Cadets to gain top quality training and superior mission readiness. Featuring a 360-degree display system, which provides high fidelity Air to Air and Air to Ground mission training experience, the interconnected simulators enable both pilot and formation training in the same facility. Allowing real flight experience with no safety limitations, the Elbit Systems’ training solution enables PLAF cadets to acquire skills ranging from basic familiarity with the aircraft up to top level combat flight competence in complex arenas.

Besides offering one of the most advanced training capabilities available on the market, the training and simulation technologies delivered by Elbit Systems can be implemented as the future simulation infrastructure of the PLAF and thus enable to interconnect the current M-346 simulators with the future PLAF F-16 Mission Training Center, for combined mission training.

Signed in February 2014 with the Polish Ministry of Defence, the contact is to supply eight M-346 advanced jet trainer aircraft to replace the currently operational TS-11 Iskra. The contract also includes logistic support; a training programme for pilots and engineers; a state-of-the-art ground-based training system with dedicated classrooms and educational materials, including a Full Mission Simulator, a highly complex device able to replicate any possible operational scenario and also to be networked with real aircraft flying training missions. On January 2018, Poland placed an additional order for four more M-346 Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft.