Military Flight Training 2020 Market Report

Military Flight Training 2020 Market Report

In this increasingly digitised, information-dominated and contested operating environment, Air Forces are investing into the modernization of their assets and the procurement of future combat air systems. They however cannot sustain high readiness if they don’t have sufficient numbers of trainers or pilots to operate their advanced fleets of aircraft, and platform modernization and training are not developing along a parallel trajectory. This results in decreasing manpower and pilot shortage across the globe.

Ahead of Military Flight Training 2021, Defence iQ compiled the annual update of its report outlining key requirements and ongoing programmes in pilot training from Air Forces around the world. 

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Key benefits of downloading the report:

  • Know top acquisition priorities from countries that will be present at Military Flight Training 
  • Develop business strategies by meeting the right people from countries having active programmes and key requirements at Military Flight Training 
  • Gain insights into investment trends from your peers

This report offers insights into the activity of nations that will be present at Military Flight Training, such as:

  • Argentina – purchase of three more IA-63 Pampa III Block 1 aircraft under a deal worth US$21 million
  • Bangladesh – plans to acquire multi-role combat fighters and Apache attack helicopters from the U.S. through Forces Goal 2030
  • Belgium – investment of EUR275 million for the renovation of its infrastructure to accommodate the 34 F-35 recently acquired
  • Canada – plans to combat pilot training under the Future Aircrew Training which would include under one wing courseware, training devices, maintenance instructors and facilities management
  • Czech Republic – delivery of three new L-159T2 light attack/trainer aircraft to provide a more adapted trainer for the Air Force’s fleet of Gripen C/D fighters
  • France – start of pilot training through the Air Force’s fleet of Pilatus PC-21 advanced turboprop trainers acquired through the FOMEDEC availability contract
  • Germany – upgrade of the Air Force’s Tornado simulators and integration into the Eurofighter Typhoon environment to allow for a networked joint training 
  • Israel – recent hosting and participation in the international Blue Flag training exercise
  • Italy – collaboration between the Air Force and Leonardo on the International Flight Training School
  • Malaysia – plans to launch a procurement effort in early 2020 for a light combat aircraft/fighter lead-in trainer
  • Poland – procurement of 32 F-35A Lightning II from the U.S. under a US$6.5 billion deal
  • Portugal – possibility of the option of contracting advanced jet training to an external provider that would procure Leonardo M-346s for it
  • Spain – acquisition of 24 Pilatus PC-21 to replace its ageing fleet of CASA C-101 jet trainers in a deal worth EUR204.74 million
  • Sweden – support from the defence commission for an early acquisition of a new trainer for basic pilot instruction to be available in the period from 2021-25
  • United Kingdom – plans to invest £46 billion over the next ten years into purchasing and supporting front-line aircraft for the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and the British Army to help meet its pilot training requirements
  • The U.S. – US$9.2 billion contract award to Boeing-Saab partnership to produce the USAF’s next-generation jet trainer and planned investment from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps

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