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How Swedish fighter pilots will train in Italy for the next 10 years

15th December 2023 - 16:46 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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The IFTS was a result of a strategic partnership between Leonardo (in collaboration with CAE) and the Italian Air Force. (Photo: IAF)

A partnership between the Swedish Armed Forces and Italian Air Force, facilitated by Leonardo, will aim to provide an extensive and advanced curriculum in pilot training for future Swedish fighter pilots.

The Swedish Armed Forces has signed an agreement with the Italian Air Force (IAF) to train its fighter pilots in Italy starting in early 2024 and running for up to 10 years.

Carried out by the IAF with support from Leonardo, the training will take place at the International Flight Training School (IFTS). The Swedish Air Force (SAF) will send flight instructors to two air bases to be trained on Italian trainer aircraft and training systems. After that, the Swedish flight instructors will serve as flight instructors at the Italian flight school.

Talking to Shephard, Leonardo explained that the agreement

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Norbert Neumann

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Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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