Avioane Craiova

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Avioane Craiova S.A.
Industry Aerospace, defence
Founded 1972
Headquarters Craiova, Romania
Website www.acv.ro

Avioane Craiova S.A. is an aeronautical company based in Ghercești, near Craiova, Romania.


IAR-99 Şoim

Established in 1972 for developing, manufacturing and providing product support of military aircraft to Romanian Air Force, the company began by co-operating with former Yugoslavian company SOKO and two other Romanian companies, Aerostar Bacău and IAR Brașov and developing the joint project of the military twin-engine, close support, ground attack and tactical reconnaissance aircraft IAR-93 Vultur (Eagle) (around 200 aircraft were built and entered in service between 1975–1992).

During the 1980s, an advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft IAR-99 was designed in co-operation with the Romanian National Institute for Aerospace. The aircraft is still currently in production and in Romanian Air Force service, as a modernized version, in collaboration with Elbit Systems, the IAR-99 Șoim (Hawk).[1]

Other projects were a fourth generation fighter jet IAR-95 Spey and a new jet trainer IAR-109 Swift.



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