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Bringing trust and "inzpiration" back to defence partnerships

Hugh Griffiths is Chief Executive and one of the founders of Inzpire, a UK company providing mission systems and managed services – including COTS hardware such as the GECO advanced tablet systems, and a huge range of training and analytics solutions for the likes of aviation, intelligence and count ...

Polish Air Force prepares to take delivery of M-346 trainer

November will see the Polish Air Force take delivery of the first of eight M-346 Master lead-in fighter trainer aircraft from Leonardo-Finmeccanica, marking what is set to be one of the early landmarks in a run of new military flight training investment within Central and Eastern Europe. Electromagn ...

Changing the Training Paradigm to Maximize Readiness

Colonel Bradley M. “Critter” Crites is commander of the Air  Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS), which is the lead agent for centralized management of Air Force cross- functional and shared live, virtual and constructive operational  training (LVC-OT) foundational capabilities and r ...

BAE Systems: Training Solutions for the Modern Aviator

The British-made Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer currently provides pilot training for 21 of the world's air forces. Archie Neill, business development director for BAE's defence information, training and services unit, takes Defence IQ through the benefits the company's solutions provide during the annua ...

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Global market report 2017-2018

Every year, Defence IQ provides the fixed-wing and rotary-wing community with a comprehensive report on the current key programmes and requirements of trainer aircraft as well as current global holdings.In this exclusive report, discover what countries such as the UK, the US, Nigeria, France, Poland, Israel, Pakistan, all present at...

Integrated and interoperable synthetic training: Advantages, opportunities, challenges

Synthetic training has an enormous potential in military flight training, enabling allied and partner nations to train together as a coalition at low cost in complex and constructed scenarios. The virtual environment could help create international teams prior to an operation, improving their interoperability and increasing their efficiency.Ahead of the...

[Video] Military Flight Training: What the event offers

Every year, the Military Flight Training event takes place in London, UK, to bring together the best minds in the community, including military leadership, solution providers and aviation instructors. Unparalleled as a conference in this space, this global forum is the must-attend event to understand the challenges for tomorrow's pilots...

Military Flight Training 2018: Speaker introduction

Ahead of Military Flight Training 2018, we decided to give our speakers a platform to talk about their perspective on key themes that we will address at the conference.In this exclusive interview, discover what priorities and challenges Major General Andrew Toth and Group Captain Dennis Tan encounter on flight training,...


Libyan Air Force working with Europe to rebuild capabilities

As regime change continues to bring new signs of stability, the General National Congress in Libya is reported to have approved a massive ten per cent of the national budget to rebuilding the country’s military forces, amounting to $4.7 billion of funds ready to be spent on modern systems. A...

BAE Systems: Planning for the U.S. T-X programme

Robert Wood, Vice President/General Manager of BAE Systems Inc, discusses the requirements for the impending T-X programme - the U.S. Air Force plan to replace its fleet of jet trainers - and why the company believes it has a strong chance of winning the contract.

US Air Force Flight Training: Major General Mike Keltz

Maj. Gen. Michael A. Keltz is Commander, 19th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio–Randolph, Texas, which trains more than 30,000 U.S. and allied students annually. The training ranges from entry-level undergraduate flying training through advanced combat crew training, and ultimately provides fully qualified aircrew personnel to the warfighting commands. At...

Turkish Air Force: Brigadier General Recep Unal

The Chief of Air Training for the Turkish Air Force discusses the nation's plans and priorities as they head towards the full introduction of its next generation fighter aircraft.

Boeing: Progress and trends in flight training

Mark McGraw, Vice President of Training Systems and Government Systems at Boeing, reveals his perspective on the most interesting developments, trends and challenges for those involved in the military flight training domain, from operators to solution-providers.

Pilot Training Challenges of the Botswana Defence Force

Lt Col James Maphanyane, Commander of the Botswana Defence Force's Flight Training School, tells Defence IQ about his nation's programme structure, the opportunities for joint and multinational training, and how education is to be balanced in the coming years. 

Canadian Air Force Training: Brigadier General Phil Garbutt

Fresh from his briefing at Military Flight training 2015, Brig. Gen. Phil Garbutt elaborates on the current Canadian strategy for training pilots for its next generation fighter and the unique challenges that the Canadian environment presents to aviators.

AgustaWestland: Rotorcraft training

Simon Dawes, Business Development Executive for Training at AgustaWestland, explains the current demands for helicopter pilot training and why end-users must look at the "complete package" to best understand the resources available to them.