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The annual Defence IQ Military Flight Training Market Report covers international inventories of fast-jet and helicopter trainers, key national requirements and an overview of the health of the global flight training market, with insight into those working in this field in both an operational and business capacity.The World’s Air Forces operate... Read More

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 counter terrorism. He talked with Defence IQ about... Read More

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. Electromagnetic testing has taken place within an anechoic... Read More

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 resources supporting the Air Force service core... Read More


The United States Air Force expects to select the aircraft that will become its new advanced jet trainer in FY 2017. The T-X programme has had a long and bumpy flight to its present progress, having fended off budget cuts and indecisive analysis over projected requirements, pushing IOC to around 2023. However, progress is unavoidable. 500 ageing... Read More


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 and to... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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 annual Military Flight Training conference (London,... Read More

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Military Flight Training 2016 - Attendee list

Download your complimentary copy of the MFT 2016 attendee list and see who you could meet at the MFT Eastern Europe Forum... Read More

Attendee List - 16th Annual Military Flight Training 2017

Download your complimentary copy the attendee list and see who you could meet at the upcoming 16th Annual Military Flight Training... Read More


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 senior Libyan Air Force officer was quoted by UAE... Read More


Military Flight Training: What to Expect

The Military Flight Training conference goes from strength to strength year on year. Find out what the discussions entail, who attends, and how our audience benefits from... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More