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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 senior Libyan Air Force officer was quoted by UAE newspaper The National as confirming the figures and identifying ageing equipment as a major vulnerability for a country that not only holds vast oil reserves, but also a 2,000km coastline and borderlines with six different African nations...
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.
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.
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.
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.