EAATTC 17-3 begins in Zaragoza, Spain
The third European Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Course for 2017 (EAATTC 17-3) has begun in Zaragoza, Spain, the European Defence Agency (EDA) announced on 30 May.
Hosted by the Spanish Air Force at Zaragoza air base, the event runs from 28 May to 9 June 2017.
The training programme, part of the EDA’s category A European air transport fleet programme, is run together with the European Air Transport Command (EATC).
This EAATTC edition will see participation of five aircraft from four different countries including Belgium: C-130, Germany: C-160, Poland: C-130, and Spain: C295 and C-130. The training course will give air transport crews an airlift tactics training syllabus to enhance interoperability between European air forces.
Nine flights are planned for the single ship flying course. This will evolve from an initial low level tactical scenario to a more complex air-to-air and ground-to-air threats environment.
The training course is set to be moved to a permanent organisation in charge of planning and executing courses in June. This edition of EAATTC will represent the beginning of the transition phase of responsibilities between EDA and ETAC.
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