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DAI Air Combat Training Brief Feb 2012 Generic


This presentation describes some of the key military training challenges, and how DAI\'s Contracted Air Combat Training Services provides an effective and highly affordable alternative to traditional …

This presentation describes some of the key military training challenges, and how DAI\'s Contracted Air Combat Training Services provides an effective and highly affordable alternative to traditional military methods.

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  • 1. Commercial | GovernmentSpecialized Aviation Services Contracted Air Combat Training Services Mr. Rob Parker Director Military Services Feb 2012
  • 2. Air Combat Training
  • 3. Aim To define some of the key challenges associated with Military Training and Force Generation today, and to demonstrate how our Air Combat Training Services offer an effective solution.
  • 4. Outline Challenges Benefits Services Available Company Overview
  • 5. Contemporary Challenges• Front line fighter readiness• Increased JTAC training requirements• Pilot Shortage & the need to grow• Reduced training budgets & force downsizing• Limited Adversary
  • 6. Fighter Readiness• Low readiness levels (Especially 5th Gen Fighters)• Looks bad to superiors, politicians and taxpayers. Threatens continued fighter funding.• Training requirements increasing with improved fighter capabilities: Need Multi-adversary presentations + emitters• Limited Adversary assets to train against • 5th Gen adversaries very expensive • 4th Gen adversaries scarce & causes morale issues • Alternative solutions offer limited capacity / capability
  • 7. Increased JTAC Training req’t• Driven by real-world ops & experience in Iraq / Afghanistan• Providing JTACs at platoon level has the effect of tripling the number required• Initial qualifications and currency training requirements• Contemporary Capabilities a must: DCAS; EOIR w ROVER; Night CAS w NVGs; Wpns / Inert Wpns drop.• Close Air Support assets increasingly limited by budgets and unit training
  • 8. Pilot Shortage• Driven by Op-tempo and other factors• Training system limited by ageing training aircraft and the need for qualified IPs elsewhere• Fighter force rationalization has generated a shortage of cockpits to keep winged pilots current• Impacts ability to man front line units & train students.• Vicious downward spiral…
  • 9. Contracted Air Benefits• High quality Adversary support when and where you want it, with minimal coordination required; guaranteed.• Highly professional: Highly experienced, highly qualified former military fighter pilots and maintenance personnel.• Highly capable. World class Adversary services as seen at Ex Maple Flag / Red Flag.• Leading edge training capabilities. Advanced training capabilities provide relevant training for military personnel.• A cost-effective force multiplier providing the Air Combat Training Services & training capacity required in these
  • 10. Contracted Air Benefits• No up front capital acquisition costs. Capital is reserved for high priority military programs.• Military personnel involved in providing a “training aid” service can be reallocated to higher priority taskings / operations.• Front line fighter structural fatigue reserved for high quality training or real-world operations.• Significant cost savings as compared with using front line fighter aircraft as “training aids”.• Air Forces have realized a 60% cost savings, which translates into Multi-Millions of training budget / tax payer dollars
  • 11. Company Overview•We are the world’sspecialist provider oftailored Air CombatTraining Services.•We deliver cost effective,operational, aviationsolutions to the militarycustomer.•Our service directlycontributes to theOperational Readiness ofthe
  • 12. Company Overview We have been providing Combat Support Services to the Royal Canadian Air Force, the British Army and NORAD for over 6 years. We are a Transport Canada certified Air Operator and an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO). We hold a Flight Permit issued by the RCAF and maintain equivalent to military standards. We operate and provide commercial services to the military in the United States under an Aircraft Permit issued by DoT under 14 CFR Part 375. Currently support over 5000 flying hours per year with 98% availability 16+ Operational Alpha Jets and 4 Operational West-winds. 130 personnel. In Canada, we deliver Combat Support services through Top Aces
  • 13. The Team Senior Management • Highly experienced • Significant number of retired senior officers • Broad range of business backgrounds Alpha Jet/ West-wind Pilots • Retired Senior Military Officers • 80% FWIC Graduates • Combat Experience Technicians • Broad range of civil and military
  • 14. Maintenance 98% availability rate measured over 6 years and 25,000 hours flying. Capabilities include first, second and third line maintenance. Over 30% of maintenance activities are deployed to support our customers. Minimum AOG time with duty officers providing 24/7 coverage . World-wide networked Maintenance Management and Inventory System for accurate tracking of
  • 15. Engineering Significant engineering and maintenance capabilities ensure that our services are provided when and where our customer needs them. We have developed enhanced capabilities such as our proprietary EOIR pod with ROVER compatible VDL, inert weapon’s drop capability, Night Vision Capability as well as the integration of EW pods and other systems. Our engineering skills allow us to grow our capability and constantly enhance the quality of our services to keep pace with our customer’s training needs.
  • 16. Airworthiness & Certification We hold a Commercial Operating Certificate (AOC) issued by Transport Canada. We also hold an Aircraft Permit issued by US DoT under 14 CFR Part 375 authorizing Commercial Operations in the United States. We are authorized to operate in Canadian and US military airspace to provide services to our military customers. We adhere to Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) operational and technical airworthiness standards, like a regular Air Force unit. We participate in the Royal Canadian Air Force Flight Safety
  • 17. Air Combat TrainingAir Force: Red Air support to Fighter Pilot Training. Large Force Employment Adversary services. Electronic Warfare (EW) Training / profiles Target Tow for Air-Air-Gunnery training. AWACS or ground-based Fighter Controller (GCI)
  • 18. Air Combat Support - LandArmy & SOF: Close Air Support (CAS) for JTAC training. High threat and Medium CAS profiles Day & Night. Advanced EOIR w ROVER, NVG & Inert weapons capabilities. Surface Based Air-Defence Systems
  • 19. Air Combat Support - SeaNavy Anti-Air Warfare trg (AAW) Threat replication (EW/EA) & ESM training Target Tow (sea skimming capable)
  • 20. ISO 9001:2008 Certified For Quality Standards…. Feedback: …“of the hundreds of companies we have audited, you are in the top 5”…
  • 21. Summary World class team of fighter aviation professionals. The world’s premier provider of Air Combat Training Services. We have helped the military meet its training requirements at reduced cost for over six years. We will tailor our services / capabilities to meet your needs. Our services are available
  • 22. Contact Information Mr. Rob Parker Director Military Services Discovery Air Innovations Inc. + 250-661-9439 2344 Alfred-Nobel Boulevard Suite 102, Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada, H4S
  • 23. Air Combat Training