A first two week training period finished this summer. Aimed at senior officers of the United Arab Emirates Air Force, this training was held successfully within the framework of the cooperation agreement between the French and Qatar Emiri Air Forces.
About ten speakers took part in this English-speaking training period including an air operation centre simulation module developed by the Simulation centre for training, practice and experimentation (CSFEE). This DCI training portfolio is developed through a partnership with an advisory and consulting firm called Avantage Net, specialised in logistics and supply chain, based in Bordeaux and working in aeronautics.
DCI aims at offering this two level training portfolio (Advanced and Intermediate) to other foreign countries, including Gulf and Asian countries.
“Operational capability maintenance and logistics organisation are key factors for air forces. I am very proud to be able to offer this new operational training portfolio. Our friendly countries regularly highlight the deployed technical skills, the service commitment and the permanent availability of the DCI teams in these activities that require a high professional accuracy”, said Jean-Michel Palagos, Chief Executive officer of DCI.
Frédéric Mallier, Founder of Avantage Net, noted that “the combination and association of skills related to the supply chain are numerous between the civil and military sectors, in particular in the aeronautics field. As such, the issues encountered and the solutions found are a real advantage in terms of professionalization, better understanding of processes and control of operations.”
DCI was created in 1972 to assist military equipment sales to foreign countries. Its main mission consisted of providing operational training courses based on the know-how of the French Armed Forces.
DCI is an upper medium size service provider in which the French government is the concurring shareholder. DCI now operates throughout the defense and security spectrum.
Culturally close to the Ministry of Defense, DCI offers outsourcing services to foreign countries, for:
- Consulting and assistance throughout the life cycle of armament programs
- Training engineering in the academic, operational and technical fields
Lastly, DCI and its subsidiaries have been partners of the French Armed Forces for 10 years within the scope of service contracts and are endeavouring to extend their activities to European Union countries.