The joint training offering was announced at the world’s largest international defence show DSEI, held in London .
In a statement the two companies said the programme leverages the partnership’s world-class multi-decade, multi-platform and proprietary Transport Canada approved Detect and Avoid technology to provide end-to-end UAS training solutions in alignment with NATO Standard ATP-188.8.131.52 requirements.
The initiative answers a growing demand currently unfulfilled: UAS suppliers provide type (system specific) training on the unmanned aircraft systems they sell, but this is only one small part of a larger, holistic UAS Operations Training picture. Too often a UAS is procured without a pathway to fully leverage the asset’s data acquisition, dissemination, and tactical force implementation advantages.
This shortcoming is a result of not having access to comprehensive UAS Operations Training. Comprehensive UAS Operations Training addresses operational airworthiness, airmanship, general UAS information, Detect And Avoid (DAA) systems and procedures, the integration of UAS in non-segregated airspace, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) procedures.
Canadian UAVs offers pilot training, type training, test and evaluation, maintenance services, Detect and Avoid training, operational risk assessment, permitting, general consulting, training aircraft and in-country logistics support.
Complementing CUAVs, 360iSR is a globally trusted company with the capability to offer end to end ISR support. 360iSR is one of a few companies that has a team with the experience to deliver all aspects of ISR from the Tactical Coordinator to the ISR Division Chief and they have worked on projects ranging from counter poaching in Southern Africa to large scale security events such as the London Olympic Games.
360iSR completes the total training package by offering intelligence analyst, ISR operator and sensor operator training.
Canadian UAVs President Sean Greenwood, said: “This joint offering is the most advanced, and comprehensive institutional unmanned aviation indoctrination offering on the market. With the rapid increase in global UAV acquisition and utilization, the industry has been waiting for a complete end-to-end capability with access to vast on-shore, low-risk airspace for some time.
“Canada has a long and distinguished aviation history in training Commonwealth and NATO allies and this offering will continue that tradition for the unmanned paradigm.”
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