Canadian company helps train German Air Force

MONTREAL, April 15 (UPI) — Canada’s Discovery Air Defence Services reports it has helped provide aggressor and dissimilar combat training to the German Air Force.

The training in Germany involved the flying of two company A-4N Skyhawks in the first-ever German Air Force Eurofighter Fighter Weapons Instructor Course.

“These missions mark an important achievement in our German program,” said Rolf Brandt, senior program manager – German Operations, DA Defence. “The Luftwaffe has placed their trust in Discovery Air Defence to deliver professionally operated, highly-representative adversaries to train Germany’s elite Eurofighter pilots in advanced fighter weapons skills and tactics.”

“We are really pleased to be a key contributor to the success of the new Luftwaffe Eurofighter fighter weapons training program,” added Daniel Gibeau, chief operating officer, DA Defence. “Our modernized Skyhawks flown by highly-seasoned pilots continue to provide positive training outcomes for the German military.”

DA Defence said it began providing airborne training services for the German military last year, delivering air combat training and combat support for the German military at home and on deployment.

DA Defence is a global provider of specialty aviation services. Together with its U.S. subsidiary Top Aces, it claims have the world’s largest privately-held, operating fleet of combat aircraft for training purposes.

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