The groundbreaking new Zodiac 2012 training syllabus has been developed to enable anyone, regardless of whether they are customers or not, to learn how to operate RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) and other types of inflatable craft efficiently, safely and economically.
The courses on offer include commissioning a new boat and its optimisation, helmsmanship to advanced standards, repair and maintenance and a range of special techniques relevant to military or safety service users. These can include air drop or helicopter launch, underwater cache deployment, search and rescue and ship assault. The syllabus also includes training for jet-ski operations as part of a search and rescue capability.
The courses have been devised to cover a wide range of Zodiac-related activities and are intended to enable users to maximize their boats’ abilities, to extend their service lives and operational readiness while also taking account of each trainee’s specific requirements. Depending upon the topic, the courses may be held at a Zodiac factory or at a client’s premises where Zodiac instructors can provide valuable guidance and personal tuition.
The course instructors employed by Zodiac MILPRO are all experts in their field and are drawn from industry, the military and special forces and from national coast guard services and typically have over 20-years of operational or technical experience.
Students are likely to participate as groups from organizations that have identified a need or perceive that positive benefits will come from their gaining a better understanding of their boats and how to use them. With better knowledge customers will maximize their boats’ working lives while an ability to undertake maintenance tasks in-house will provide a measurable cost benefit. An additional incentive is being offered by Zodiac with the provision of an extended warranty and free replacement parts for any new customer who participates in one of the maintenance courses.
Following the results of the first courses Zodiac is confident that there are numerous armed forces and government agencies that will recognize benefits from the availability of such training. Besides enabling them to gain maximum value from their boats and to reduce running costs, they gain access to the highest standards of training whenever they need it and without any costly investment in training infrastructure of their own.
Full details of the new training programme can be found on the Zodiac Milpro website at www.zodiacmilpro.com . The company is based in Paris and supplies inflatable and semi-rigid craft for professional users such as police, coast guard, special forces, anti-terrorism units, fire teams, the offshore industry and other military users. The boats manufactured by Zodiac Milpro International range from 4m to 12m long and are available in configurations that include inflatable and rigid inflatable boats with aluminium or fibreglass hull designs, inflatable or foam tubes, diesel inboard or petrol outboard engines.
Commercial enquiries contact:
Zodiac Milpro International
1 Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris, France
Tel + 33 1 76 76 71 90
Email : info.milpro@
Web site www.zodiacmilpro.com