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Netherlands to host EART 2017 exercise

24th March 2017 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The European Defence Agency's (EDA's) fourth European Air-to-Air Refuelling Training (EART) exercise is set to kick off at Eindhoven airbase in the Netherlands on 26 March.

The exercise, which is run by European Air Transport Command, is part of EDA's air-to-air refuelling initiative. It aims to train tanker crews in air-to-air refuelling operations within a realistic and multinational framework.

Along with exercises such as the Frisian Flag exercise, EART 2017 represents a unique opportunity for specific training for air crews, planners, taskers and engineers in planning and executing missions in a complex composite air operation environment.

Tankers from Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and France will take part in the two week training exercise.

During the exercise, crews will have the opportunity to increase their know-how in complex multinational scenarios, and enhance their knowledge of multinational tanker aircraft and exchange information and procedures.

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