"These licenses are the result of a long and rigorous training programme, including training courses focused on RQ-4D systems, ground safety, human factors in aircraft maintenance, and Italian aviation legislation," said Italian Air Force Colonel Stefano Bianca, NAGSF Deputy Commander and Commander of the NAGSF Training Centre.
They demonstrate the commitment of NAGSF members contributing to the Aliance's mission of providing collective security
In addition to these courses, the technicians completed three months of focused on-the-job training that validated they possessed
the necessary competencies to be a licensed aircraft maintenance technician. "The men and women demonstrate the commitment of the NAGSF members to work together contributing to the Alliance's mission of providing collective security; they are a small example of how the force is increasing its capability every day in order to provide indications and warnings to NATO," Colonel Bianca added.
"Certifying NATO AGS Force as a Maintenance Training Organization last August was a testament to the tremendous enduring efforts of our NAGSF team, and in particular of our Training Centre," said Colonel Bianca. "Obtaining this certification set the foundation for our in-house maintenance training, as our Force in Sigonella continues to hone its operational capabilities," Colonel Bianca concluded.