UAS and ISR Training for Latvian Air Force

By Phoebe Grinter / 04 Jan 2022
Inzpire Limited Training for LAF

Inzpire Limited has been awarded a contract to deliver a five-week-long Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) course to personnel from the Latvian Air Force in support of the nation’s procurement of a new ISR platform. 

Training experts from Inzpire’s ISR Division will travel to Latvia to support delivery of both live-flying and classroom-based training. 

The contract will see the Latvian personnel study an adapted version of Inzpire’s UAS and Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) ISR Tactics course, which has been modified to suit the customer’s unique requirements with the inclusion of local area mission planning tasks. The curriculum will cover the principles of ISR and has been expanded to cover mission preparation and tactical employment of UAS. 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Inzpire to expand its business interests within Europe through a key NATO Alliance partner,” said Andy Bain, Head of Inzpire’s ISR Division. “The Alliance requires those armed forces on its Eastern flank to prepare for and manage the protection of its own critical national infrastructure, and the Latvian Air Force (LAF) plays a key role in providing a comprehensive defense response against an evolving number of security threats and challenges. 

“Inzpire’s inclusive UAS and ISR training will enable the LAF to further develop their own indigenous ISR capability and decisively manage and integrate their UAS into the NATO Joint ISR (JISR) system for wider ISR collection. NATO has established a permanent JISR system providing information and intelligence to its key decision-makers, helping them to gain a decision advantage.” 

Inzpire’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division 

Inzpire’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division delivers expertise in the manned and unmanned ISR domain through an expert team with over 35,000 operational flying hours across a range of platforms. The division’s capabilities span training design and delivery; managed services; and consultancy and expert advice in all aspects of the ISR capability life cycle, from requirement capture and definition through to platform concepts of operation, training and operations. 

Most of the division’s experts are Qualified Weapons Instructors in ISR and more than half retain currency in their capacity as RAF Reservists to deliver and support frontline ISR and RPAS operations. This ensures Inzpire’s ISR experts retain a solid understanding of what ISR practitioners need at all stages in their careers. 

Inzpire’s Training Academy 

Inzpire’s Training Academy delivers training across a range of subject areas: air and space operations; air-land integration; ISR; ISR sensors; unmanned air operations; tactical helicopter training; advanced technology and analysis training; cyber operations; electronic warfare; intelligence and analysis; and human factors and performance. 

The Training Academy offers flexibility to suit the needs of the customer. Training can be delivered at either Inzpire’s headquarters in Lincoln, U.K., or at a location to suit those studying, with many courses also available online through Inzpire’s own virtual learning environment. 

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