Posted by John McHale HAIFA, Israel, 5 Nov. 2010. Elbit Systems announced that the Israel air force (IAF) approved the display system for Elbit Systems' mission training center for pilots of the IAF's F-16C/D and F-16I fighter aircraft. The IAF approval will help enable establishment of a full-fledged mission training center and is a part of a $55 million contract previously awarded to Elbit Systems by the Israeli Ministry of Defense. The display system was set up in cooperation with Barco in Kortrijk, Belgium. It includes a 360 degree field of view (FOV) that simulates the FOV of an F-16 crew member. The systems' image generator was developed by Elbit Systems and is based on the Vega Prime product of Presagis in Montreal. The system resolution exceeds four arcmin/OLP for the full FOV and enables the pilots to train as you fight, as the systems' visualization emulates almost total reality. Elbit Systems' Targo Helmet Mounted Avionics (HMATM) will also be a part of the system. Targo is a solution for training aviators to master cutting edge platforms and systems in a cost effective package that covers all stages of the mission, including planning, rehearsal, flying, and debriefing. The system is designed to train pilots using a variety of mission scenarios and operational zones, and relevant threat environments within each zone, giving the IAF new and advanced training capabilities and true simulations of air mission reality. The training center will also enable the IAF to operate some of its training sorties onboard the trainers instead of on the fighter jets themselves, thus maximizing the use of existing resources.