Lockheed Taps Elbit Systems for Israel F-35 Training Center Support Services

F-35Lockheed Martin has chosen Elbit Systems to provide support for the F-35 training center of Israel’s air force following a competitive selection process, Israel Defense reported Friday.

The two companies aim to establish a contract in the coming months for the sustainment of the F-35 training facility at Nevatim Air Base, according to the report.

Israel expects to receive the first of 33 F-35A aircraft in December 2016 and the training center at Nevatim Air Base will support aircraft deployment.

F-35A is the conventional takeoff and landing variant of Lockheed’s F-35 fighter aircraft.

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