DA Defence sponsors Hawk One and the Hadfield Youth Summit
DA Defence is proud to be a sponsor of Hawk One and the Hadfield Youth Summit on June 30. Look for our Alpha Jet on display. Discover more HERE.
DA Defence Completes Successful Deployment in Support of Royal Canadian Navy and the Florida Air National Guard
DA Defence recently deployed its Dornier Alpha Jets and Westwind Special Mission Aircraft with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Florida Air National Guard to Exercise Eagle Claw 2016 off the coast of Florida.
DA Defence Completes Successful Deployment in Support of RCAF at Exercise Combat Archer
DA Defence, the world’s largest provider of tactical adversary services, recently deployed with Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18s to Exercise Combat Archer at Tyndall Air Force Base. A Discovery Air Defence Alpha Jet taxis with CF-18 and F-15 at Tyndall AFB, on Exercise Combat Archer. Photo by DA Defence.
An in-depth look into DA Defence's Wittmund Operations
Jeroen van Veenendaal from Dutch Aviation Photography reports on our German Operations from Wittmund, Germany. Discover more about this by clicking here.
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.