ANALYSIS: Is NATO's NFTE training initiative feasible?

Launched in June 2020, the NATO initiative to create a military pilot training network across the European continent is still being regarded as an undertaking with uncertain prospects. Alexander Mladenov looks at the evolving business case, aimed at offering cost-efficient multinational training solutions.

The NATO Flight Training in Europe (NFTE) initiative for a new military aircrew training system for joint use is currently being considered by ten member states. A letter of intent (LOI) was signed by the defence ministers of an initial group of 11 nations in June 2020; the 12th one – Belgium – joined in February 2021.

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