Afghan armed forces to use flight simulator from Slovakia

Representatives of the US Army have accepted delivery of a Slovak-manufactured flight simulator that will be used to train Afghan crews to fly G222 military cargo planes. The simulator, worth $2.5 million, is one of the biggest of the six flight training systems supplied to the US, the SITA newswire reported.

Representatives of the US Army have accepted delivery of a Slovak-manufactured flight simulator that will be used to train Afghan crews to fly G222 military cargo planes. The simulator, worth $2.5 million, is one of the biggest of the six flight training systems supplied to the US, the SITA newswire reported.

The purchase of the training system is another step towards building a fighting-fit Afghan Air Force, said US Ambassador to Slovakia Theodore Sedgwick.

“It is an important step on the way to building Afghan armed forces capable of taking over responsibility for the security of their country,” Sedgwick said, as quoted by SITA.

The order was completed by the Slovak companies Virtual Reality Media and state-run Letecké Opravovne Trenčín, which won an international tender, said Július Berith, head of Virtual Reality Media.

The entire contract is worth more than $20 million.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

News digest: Slovak-Hungarian relationship has never been as good as now, Hungarian MFA says

Health Ministry fears spread of Delta strain from football match in Budapest. Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister refutes claims of a negative relationship with his Slovak counterpart. Read more in today's digest.


12 h
Illustrative stock photo

Law change makes cannabidiol legal

CBD allowed in cosmetics, but off the menu for food products.


18 h
The Umbrella March is held in Bratislava this Sunday, June 20, 2021.

A record set by Luis Suarez has been broken in Slovakia

Read other interesting stories from this week in the roundup.


17 h
A paraglider flies over a valley from the Martinské hole mountains.

The Slovak region compared to Tuscany is a big unknown

Set out on a trip to the Turiec region with a new Spectacular Slovakia podcast series.


17. jún