Training is an indispensable part of any system delivery to ensure efficient operations. Our standard training package comprises three items; Operator Training, Maintenance Engineer Training and Executive Briefing.
SSC does not require the operators to have previous knowledge of remote sensing or be more computer savvy than the average computer user. What is most helpful is a thorough understanding of the missions they are expected to accomplish, e.g. fishery protection, border patrol, search-and-rescue or environmental protection. SSC will provide the knowledge required with regards to remote sensing and the workings of the maritime surveillance system.
The Operator Training will normally be scheduled for two weeks, where the first week is ground training in a classroom environment with short demonstrations in the parked aircraft, and the second week is airborne. Usually we fly two training missions per day, with proper briefing and de-briefing for each flight.
The Maintenance Engineer Training will also normally be scheduled for two weeks, where the first week ideally is joint training with the system operators' ground training. The second week is mostly in the aircraft and if possible in the avionics workshop intended to be used for the support of the equipment.
After completing the training course the operators and maintenance engineers receive individual diplomas and are authorized by SSC to work with the system.
The Executive Briefing is normally a half-day presentation aimed at persons with a leading position within the customers own organization or from other organizations that will receive and/or request services from the aircraft. Typical examples of such personnel are commanders at co-ordination centres (RCC, MRCC etc.) as well as representatives from police, defence and civil defence organisations.