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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 the company’s rise and why he believes the industry needs an attitude change when it comes to engaging in business with military end-users…

Read this article to learn how commercial start-ups are impacting the military flight training market.

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 chamber and a phase of experimental and certification flights is beginning. A second Polish M-346 is scheduled to fly by the end of September to test the jet’s braking parachute among other capabilities. 

The M-346 has already been adopted in Israel and Italy, and feedback from these nations is proving valuable. In this feature article, Defence IQ explores these recent experiences and why this development in Poland is ushering in a new wave of regional investment into the flight training market.

Read this article for insight into trainer investment and interoperability with supporting assets.

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 functions. As commander, Crites is responsible for overseeing Air Force initiatives for enterprise solutions that will help build an efficient foundation to achieve “Readiness Thru LVC,” and allow warfighters to maximise performance and decision-making.

LVC will be a key theme at the Military Flight Training 2017 event. Read this interview to get a senior U.S. perspective on approaching LVC training...

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, UK).