TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 6, 2016 â The U.K. governmentÂ looks to standÂ up a local training centerÂ for remotely piloted aircraft such asÂ the General Atomics-builtÂ MQ-9 Reaper as the U.S. training facility atÂ Holloman Air Force Base limits slots for foreign allies, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday.
Flightglobal reported ThursdayÂ the U.S. Air Force has sought toÂ prioritize training for U.S. pilots to address a domestic shortfall in pilots for unmanned aircraft systems, prompting the U.K. to seek discussions withÂ MQ-9 training provider CAEÂ (NYSE: CAE)Â on its own training needs.
“The U.K. does still have students [at Holloman], but I believe what has provided impetus is that it has become clear that they will not be able to fulfill their needs through the U.S. school, ” saidÂ Gene Colabatistto, CAE group president for defense and security.
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