The Israel Air Force (IAF) inaugurated the new Flight Training Center with Elbit Systems for the “Lavi” – M346 Trainer jet at Hatzerim Air Force Base on Monday.

The training center and Elbit Systems will run training for Israel’s future fighter pilots on the new and soon to arrive Lavi trainer jet.

The IAF developed and procured the new aircraft for training purposes with the Italian aerospace company, Aermacchi. The IAF ordered 30 such aircraft when it signed a deal with Aermacchi 2 years ago and the first finished craft rolled off the assembly line in March 2014. […]