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DPET/DPO, United Nations

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Specialised Training Materials - UN Military Units

STM UNMU - Military Aviation Units

Module 1 provides an overview of the conceptual framework related to MAUs operating in a UN PKO to support and help contribute towards a successful achievement of the Mandate. It also examines the nature, characteristics of MAUs and their support to forces in UN Missions.

The aim of this module is to familiarize participants with the:

  • Overview, concept and capabilities of UN Military Aviation Units (MAU)
  • Nature and characteristics of MAU
  • Support relationships and support framework
  • Differences and similarities mix of military fixed and rotary wing aviation units.
  • Flexibility and adaptability of MAU units
  • MAU roles and responsibilities supporting UN Peacekeeping Operations (PKO)

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Learning Objectives

Learners will:

  • Describe the capabilities and characteristics of UN MAU.
  • Explain the MAU framework and key concepts of aviation safety
  • Understand the roles of different types of aviation
  • Describe the principles of MAU support