DCI’s land forces section offers armed forces of countries friendly with France a broad selection of training courses for airborne forces. Based on several years’ experience in this sector, DCI trains officers and NCOs earmarked for service in parachute units. This high-level training relies on the competences of experts from the French armed forces. Services are customised to the specific organisation and equipment of the customer country.
- Training for section leaders:
- Basic/advanced training to prepare trainees to lead a parachute section on combat missions in hostile territory, on foot, day and night. Introduction to personnel and equipment organisation and management.
- Training for unit commanders:
- Training of company commanders from airborne forces to lead any kind of combat mission, whatever the insertion mode.
- Training for battalion- and brigade-level planning:
- Training focused on understanding the operational functions of general staff officers: knowledge of the organisation and conduct of operational functions using the MRT tactical decision-making method, drafting operational orders, etc.
Training is also offered for specialist skills in the airborne forces sector:
- Cluster insertion/extraction jumpmaster:
- Training in the different types of airdrop and insertion/extraction techniques from helicopters, day and night.
- Additional close combat training:
- Close combat or self-defence techniques.
- Additional reconnaissance training:
- Reinforcing the company’s tactical capacities with respect to advanced reconnaissance.
- Parachute training (high-altitude jumps, day and night, from 12,000-24,000 feet, with combat pack, weapons and oxygen equipment to become an operational high-altitude parachutist with oxygen):
- parachutist monitor,
- operational high-altitude parachutist instructor,
- parachute maintenance,
- jumpmaster and head jumpmaster.