The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has started using the new Elbit Systems-built mission training centre (MTC) to train the F-16C/D and F-16I Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilots.

Operating through a private financing initiative (PFI) concept, the system enables coordinated training between the various trainees, both within the IAF and at an interoperable strategic level, in multiple mission scenarios in different theatres with a customised threat environment for each theatre.

Elbit Systems Aerospace Division general manager Yoram Shmuely said the MTC system was developed according to the modern combat doctrine that seeks an interoperable training solution for fully integrated, real-time operation of multiple forces. […]