DA Defence celebrates 10 years
DA Defence celebrates a decade of changing the face of air combat training each and every day. DA Defence’s Alpha Jets flew their first revenue flight supporting Canadian JTAC training in Yuma, AZ on August 23, 2005. With over 50,000 accident-free hours flown, DA Defence continues to deliver the right experience, capabilities and expertise to Air Forces worldwide.
DA Defence featured on CTV News
CTV News Atlantic’s Andy Campbell checks out DA Defence Alpha Jets supporting JTAC training at CTC Gagetown. Discovery the story HERE.
DA Defence Deploys A-4 Skyhawks to Support the German Air Force in Italy
On June 25, 2015 DA Defence deployed McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawks to Decimomannu Air Base in Sardinia, Italy. The DA Defence Skyhawks are providing Red Air adversary training support to German Air Force (Luftwaffe) Eurofighters on deployment in Italy. DA Defence is providing Red Air mission training embedded with Eurofighters from the Luftwaffe's Tactical Air Force Wing 73 "Steinhoff." The training exercise in Decimomannu is scheduled for completion in late June.
Discovery Air Defence in the News
DA Defence’s domestic and international success continues to garner coverage throughout the aerospace and defence trade press. DA Defence’s Garry Venman, VP Business Development & Government Relations, was interviewed in April by Jane’s International Defence Review’s Robin Hughes on the growth of the contracted “aggressor, missile surrogates and testbed” market worldwide. Venman notes, “part of dialogue with customers is that you can get all this, you can save yourself a lot of money, increase your training, extend your fleet’s life…using [contracted] services.” Discover the full Robin Hughes article, “Outsourcing: Commercial Operators Consolidate Fast Air” HERE.
Discovery Air Defence Achieves 50,000 Hours of Air Combat Training Excellence
Discovery Air Defence has recently achieved 50,000 hours of air combat training for the Canadian Armed Forces and other international air forces. This new milestone marks DA Defence’s commitment to achieving a reliable and cost effective training solution and increased operational readiness for our customers - no matter when and where they operate.
Welcome to Discovery Air Defence
Discovery Air Defence, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air, is the exclusive supplier of combat airborne training services to the Canadian Armed Forces. We provide joint terminal attack controller training to Canadian special operations and ground forces, Red Air and electronic attack training to CF-18 aircrew and navy, as well as live-fire target practice to the Canadian military.
Discovery Air Defence's integrated logistics, maintenance and engineering solutions ensure that the Canadian Forces receives the level of support they require to achieve their objectives.
Since 2005, Discovery Air Defence has been delivering premium quality, realistic and cost effective training to our military and we look forward to being an integral part of Canadian efforts to generate operational ready forces well into the future. Experience Matters.
Experiencing DA Defence
Achieving a Milestone at DA Defence: On March 27, Paul “Pitch” Molnar completed his 2,000th hour flying in the Alpha Jet. He achieved this while flying with Brad “Bear” Dolan in support of JTAC training in Petawawa. Pitch joined the company as an Alpha Jet pilot in April 2005 and is the eighth pilot to accomplish this impressive feat. Pictured here is Brad “Bear” Dolan (right) welcoming Paul “Pitch” Molnar (left) into the 2,000 hour Alpha Jet ‘club.’
DA Defence at CANSEC 2015: At CANSEC 2015, DA Defence showcased its Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) market leadership in Canada, U.S.and Germany. Members of the business development team hosted senior Canadian and international air force leaders, including the DND Director of Air Requirements, the German ambassador to Canada, the U.S. and Danish defence attachés, as well as other senior officials.CANSEC also marked a very important DA Defence milestone – 50,000 hours flown accident-free.
DA Defence in the News: DA Defence’s domestic and international success continues to garner coverage throughout the aerospace and defence trade press. DA Defence’s Garry Venman, VP Business Development & Government Relations, was interviewed in April by Jane’s International Defence Review’s Robin Hughes on the growth of the contracted “aggressor, missile surrogates and testbed” market worldwide.
DA Defence Takes Off
Two of Discovery Air Defence's newly painted Alpha Jets take off on a flight between Trois-Rivieres and Bagotville.Video credit: Philippe Palard.