This course was tailor made(2014) for DHC(Netherlands). Altough called "Middle East Air Defense Systems" it gives a pretty good idea of what sort of systems are in use all over the world.


The audience consisted of heli pilots and board crews but is certainly just as interesting for SOF working behind enemy lines and UAV operators who should be able to recognize what they see.

course contents :


Gun air defense systems


Missile air defense systems


Radars used by the different systems


Air defense sites


Fake Airfields

A normal training day :


0800 - 0830: test

0830 - 0930: class

0930 - 1030: class

1030 - 1130: exercise

1130 - 1230: lunch

1230 - 1330: class

1330 - 1430: class

1430 - 1530: Obsevation exercise

1530 - 1630: day review


1630 - 1830: free time

1830 - 2330: study time



variable for every course



Two courses,back to back, in the Netherlands for a wonderful group of enthousiastic APACHE,CHINOOK & COUGAR pilots as well as MI specialists. Good spirit, a pleasure to instruct! Thank you guys, hope to see you again.


Much more difficult than it looks but very much appreciated because of the reality approach : the observation exercises with models. One hour training per day convinced everybody of the added value of these simple exercises.


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