UK announces six-year Apache training contract
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced a six-year £48 million Apache helicopter training contract on 28 June.
The contract with Aviation Training International will train around 700 army personnel a year, including 50 pilots and 400 ground crew serving with the Apache attack helicopter squadrons.
Michael Fallon, UK Defence Secretary, said: ‘This £48 million contract will support UK jobs and provide world-class Apache training for our personnel. The Apache is a vital part of the British Army’s fighting force that is helping to keep this county safe’.
Fallon also announced that the Royal Signals will receive an additional regiment to enhance its cyber capabilities to enable it to distribute information rapidly and effectively, while the Intelligence Corps will be organised to focus on counter-intelligence, security, and cultural understanding.
Commenting on the additional regiment he said: ‘We are also preparing our forces for the battlefields of tomorrow in an era of complex global challenges by ensuring our formidable Signals and Intelligence Corps are ready for the information warfare of the 21st century’.
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