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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.

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