Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

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

12 places where you can see the works of one of the best medieval wood carvers Photo

The works of the renowned Master Paul are not limited just to Levoča.

St Geirge Curch in Spišská Sobota

Heatwaves to continue in Slovakia over the following days

More than 40 people collapsed due to hot weather on Thursday.

Jourová: Fico not fully informed on all EC’s activities on double standards

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet with Fico to discuss double quality standards of foods on July 27 in Brussels.

European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava Video

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between July 21 and July 30, including concerts, parties, festivals, classical music, inline skating, exhibitions and more.