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Belgium joins NFTE
Belgium has now joined eleven other nations that have signed up to the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) programme for pilot training using a network of facilities across Europe. NFTE was launched with a Letter of Intent (LoI) in June 2020.
The other participants are: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Turkey. Training is to be provided for fast-jet, multi-engine, rotary-wing and RPAS pilots.
National pilot training programmes are ‘expensive and difficult’ and many smaller NATO members ‘cannot justify their own national flight centres', said NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană.
On completion of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase of the T-7A trainer aircraft programme for the USAF, Saab will undertake production of aft airframe sections as its new US facility.
A two-year trial of Velis Electro aircraft will begin in September at the Danish Armed Forces Flying School in Karup.
A US Government Accountability Office report highlights a number of shortfalls in how the US Army and US Marine Corps conducts driver training.
Industry will help research and facilitate distributed learning standards for DoD.
It has been a while since KAI received any orders for the T-50 jet, but a couple of deals are on the cards.