Air International 2022-08
J.Campion - Ireland's Ambitions
The Irish Air Corps’ Flight Training School operates a fleet of eight Pilatus PC-9M turboprop aircraft. One of the training modules for the school is close tactical formation flights
The SCAR targeting pod is one of the developments being considered by the IAC to increase its capabilities. The pod, made by Airborne Technologies, is planned for fitting to PC-9Ms of the IAC and potentially the EC-135 helicopters. The IAC is looking to purchase three of the pods
Used for both rotary wing training and ranger transportation, the IAC operates three Airbus Helicopters EC-135
The IAC’s fleet of six Agusta Westland AW139 helicopters are used for myriad mission roles, such as firefighting with a bambi bucket
The most recent entry into IAC service is the Pilatus PC-12 Spectre. Three PC-12s are utilised by Ireland for ISR operations. The PC-12 could potentially be the first-ever IAC aircraft to deploy overseas, with talks ongoing regarding a UN deployment later this year