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Royal Saudi air force to receive Air-Combat-Training system. (Middle East Report).

The US Air Armament Center (Eglin AFB, FL) has awarded a $19-million contract to Cubic Defense Systems (San Diego, CA) to provide a new air-combat-training system (ACTS) to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) for F-151 fighter pilot training. As part of a US government Foreign Military Sale, the RSAF will receive a system similar to the Kadena Interim Training System (KITS), now being used by US Air Force pilots at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. The Saudi Arabian KITS is scheduled for completion by May 2003, with follow-on contractor logistics support. Cubic will also train RSAF personnel on how to use the system and provide two years of operations and maintenance support. The work will be performed at Cubic's San Diego facility with the first shipment of equipment scheduled a year from now. The contract represents Cubic's first sale of air-combat-training equipment for use in Saudi Arabia and the first sale of its rangless ACTS in the Middle East.

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Comment:Royal Saudi air force to receive Air-Combat-Training system. (Middle East Report).
Author:Puttre, Michael
Publication:Journal of Electronic Defense
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2002
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