APROC 2018 successfully completed

The Air Centric Personnel Recovery Operatives’ Course (APROC) 2018 was successfully completed on 7 June 2018 at the Dutch Main Operating Base of Gilze Rijen near Breda in the southern part of the Netherlands.  This was the 12th iteration of this series of courses held annually at different locations throughout Europe. For this year’s course […]

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The JPR Module is the first attempt to support a tailored course for the EF-2000 Pilots aimed to enable them to act first as RESCORT (Rescue Escort) elements and later as a Rescue Mission Commander (RMC) as tasked by the Italian Air Force Command. The Module was a part of a training scheme developed by […]

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13th EDA JPRS Course – Closing news

On the 24th of November 2017, after eight intense days of work, the 13th edition of the European Defence Agency (EDA) Joint Personnel Recovery Staff (JPRS) Course came to its conclusion. The EPRC, as a close partner of EDA in the field of PR, was the organiser and host of this fully revised course within […]

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12th ITA Joint PR Staff Course

The 12th Edition of the EDA sponsored Joint Personnel Recovery Staff Course (JPRSC) took place in Guidonia (ITA) at the Joint School from 12 to 22 September. Italy hosted this EDA course and it has been the first iteration where EPRC has supported a nation in delivering it. The role of the EPRC for this […]

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1st Joint Personnel Recovery Academic Phase of the Instructors Certification Program

At the last meeting of the European Defence Agency (EDA) PR Controllers & Planners Course (PRCPC) Project Coordination Group (PCG), held last March 2017 in Ferrara, the EPRC was asked to develop a program to certify instructors for the new Joint PR Staff Course. The final aim is to standardise the instruction when the course […]

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APROC: first steps towards a real PR Multinational Capability

The APROC was conducted from 14 to 28 June 2017 at Rivolto Air Base, ITA.  Some 600 personnel from 12 nations employed 13 Rotary Wing and 4 Fixed Wing aircraft in order to train ‘Personnel Recovery’ operations in an international environment.  Furthermore, a NATO and French AWACS in addition to an Italian Command and Control […]

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