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More training for Thai students from Gripen Consortium

A further 14 Thai students will now be trained in conjunction with the delivery of the JAS Gripen, a new generation, multi-role fighter aircraft . FMV would like to buy the programs, including from LiU. FMV is the Swedish Defence Material Administration and is an independent, civil authority.


When the Gripen Consortium, FMV and Saab , negotiated the deal with the Thai government for the sale of the Gripen, they also included an agreement on the transfer of knowledge. The first planes arrived in Thailand just before Christmas 2010 and the investment on training is continuing.

A total of 70 students will be trained up until 2013 in order to integrate the aircraft into Thailand's defence forces. FMV have therefore requested that the government grant a new exemption from the normal regulations applicable to universities and colleges. This would make it possible for Thailand to place orders for the training programmes.

The 14 students involved in this round will be studying in Lund, Stockholm, Umeå and Linköping. According to FMV, the training programmes at LiU’s Institute of Technology (LiTH) relate to the training of robust systems and "tactical data links". There are already at least six Thai flight engineers at LiU studying a Master’s Degree in Communication Systems and Advanced Computer Graphics.
 


Monica Westman Svenselius 2011-05-27



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