DCI Opens New International Military Diving School

28.10.2014 Europe
DCI Opens New International Military Diving School

DCI Opens New International Military Diving School

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The DCI-NAVFCO military diving school takes possession of a new infrastructure and opens a brand new international military diving school (CIFPM) in Saint-Mandrier.

The DCI diving school has already trained 360 foreign trainees of 5 different nationalities (Qatar, Kuwait, Libya, Slovenia, Malaysia) in 11 years.

Since 2003, this school has offered a vast array of military diving trainings in close cooperation with the French navy diving school in Saint-Mandrier. The aim is to train trainees to unexploded conventional ammunitions reconnaissance, identification, destruction and disposal methods and to the conduct of underwater works. Air and mixed gas diving sets are used day and night.

Fitted with all the educational and technical means needed for the French know-how transfer in diving, the DCI school uses the land and sea training areas made available by the French Navy.

“I am proud of this new school confirming the close relationship DCI maintains with the French navy diving school. This reinforces 11 years of fruitful cooperation and suggests a pooling of means and men to serve friendly navies.” Declaresd Admiral Bruno Nielly, DCI-NAVFCO Director (photo).

DCI was created in 1972 to assist military equipment sales to foreign countries. Its main mission consisted of providing operational training courses based on the know-how of the French Armed Forces.

DCI is an upper medium size service provider in which the French government is the concurring shareholder.

DCI now operates throughout the defense and security spectrum. Culturally close to the Ministry of Defense, DCI offers outsourcing services to foreign countries, for:

  • Consulting and assistance throughout the life cycle of armament programs
  • Training engineering in the academic, operational and technical fields

DCI and its subsidiaries have been partners of the French Armed Forces for 10 years within the scope of service contracts and are endeavouring to extend their activities to European Union countries.



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