The first Integrator Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) Pilot Course for the Australian Army is underway, with 12 students in training at Insitu Pacific's established training facility in Brisbane.
The nine-week course includes classroom lessons and simulator pilot training, culminating in practical Integrator flight training at Insitu Pacific's flight training and testing airfield at Coominya.
Under the Land 129 contract, training will include both pilot and maintainer courses, with a number of courses to be delivered periodically over the next five years.
"The commencement of this training is a significant step for the Australian Army's tactical UAS capability," said Andrew McKinnon, PMO Director of the Navy and Army Aviation Acquisition Program Office. "This training will provide the soldiers of 20 Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, with the technical skills needed to successfully operate Army's Future Tactical Uncrewed Aerial System."