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December 2017 - The second Program Management Review (PMR) under the OPM-SANG Contract has again been successfully held in Queensland, Australia, with visitors from MNG, OPM-SANG and our Capability Partners attending.
November 2015 - The first Program Management Review (PMR) under the OPM-SANG Contract has been successfully held in Queensland, Australia, with visitors from MNG, OPM-SANG and our Capability Partners attending.
June 2015 - STA is 10 years old in the UAE!! Established in Dubai in June 2005 (having been founded in Australia in 2003). Congratulations to all of our staff and thank you to our customers, partners and suppliers who have been part of our first ten year journey; we are now looking forward to the next ten!
April 2015 - The first deployment of Saudi MNG student Technicians have also now arrived in Australia and have commenced English language studies in Brisbane, QLD.
February 2015 - The first Saudi MNG student Pilots to be deployed under the United States OPM-SANG contract have now arrived in Australia and have comenced English language studies in Noosa, QLD. They will be with us for 2 years before graduating as helicopter pilots.
December 2014 - STA has recently been awarded a contract by the US Government (OPM-SANG) to provide Training Services to the Saudi Arabia Ministry of the National Guard (MNG) including rotary wing pilot, rotary wing technician and English language training. The contract includes all accommodation, transportation and welfare requirements in addition to the above mentioned training of Saudi air and ground crew personnel.  
November 2014 - STA Exhibits at the GCC Electronic Warfare Conference & Exhibition in
Abu Dhabi. The STA Training Consortium, which consists of Mercury Electronic Warfare, IDAT Institute and FIST Company Ltd, exhibited at the GCC-EW event sponsored by the UAE Armed Forces. Courses are provided from basic fundamentals to advanced specialist EW programs. Information brochures on our EW courses are available at the Downloads page of this website.

May 2014 - The President of the Ministry of National Guard, and the Commander of MNG Aviation Command graduated in Riyadh a total of 24 pilots and 18 technicians who had recently completed their initial training in Australia prior to their type conversion training in the USA.

March 2013 - BAE Systems – ELT & Supply Specialist Training Graduation of Group 2 in Adelaide, S. Australia.

August 2012 - BAE Systems – ELT & Supply Specialist Training Graduation of Group 1 in Adelaide, S. Australia.

March 2012 - Royal Saudi Land Forces - Officers ELT Course Members are the “Winning Soccer Team" in Adelaide, S. Australia.

September 2011 - Saudi Arabia National Guard – First Technician Graduation is held in Brisbane, Australia.

June 2010 - UAE Armed Forces - Defence Technology & Management Course 4 Graduation at Al Towesa, UAE.

May 2010 - FIST Company Ltd – Our Joint Venture Company in Saudi Arabia is founded and has held its first Board Meeting in Riyadh, KSA.

February 2010 - Saudi Arabia National Guard – First Pilot Graduation is held in Queensland, Australia.

July 2009 - UAE Armed Forces - Defence Technology & Management Course 3 Graduation at Al Towesa, UAE.

March 2009 - Saudi Arabia National Guard - Visit to Avalon Air Show Down Under in Victoria, Australia.

March 2009 - Saudi Arabia National Guard – First Contract Programme Management Review in Queensland, Australia.

February 2009 - The International Defence Exhibition & Conference, or IDEX – STA participates again as part of “Team Australia” in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

July 2008 - Saudi Arabia National Guard - Helicopter Training Contract is signed in Riyadh, KSA.

June 2007 - UAE Armed Forces - Defence Technology & Management Course 2 is underway in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

February 2007 - The International Defence Exhibition & Conference, or IDEX – STA participates for the third time as part of “Team Australia” in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

June 2006 - UAE Armed Forces - Defence Technology & Management Course 1 is underway in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

August 2005 - Abu Dhabi Police - Australian Study Tour
Takes place in Perth, Western Australia.

June 2005 - The STA Company is registered in Dubai, UAE, as a subsidiary of Specialist Training Australia.

February 2005 - The International Defence Exhibition & Conference, or IDEX – STA participates again as part of “Team Australia” in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

September 2004 - Abu Dhabi Police – Criminal Investigations Course Graduation in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

July 2004 - Iraqi Intervention Force - CT and PO Training
Course Preparations complete at An Numaniyah, Iraq.

June 2004 - Abu Dhabi Police - Drugs Search Procedures Course Graduation in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

May 2004 - The Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference, or SOFEX – STA participates for the first time with Austrade in Marka, Jordan.

October 2003 - Abu Dhabi Police Al Ain - ELT and Station Procedures course Graduation in Adelaide, South Australia.

February 2003 - The International Defence Exhibition & Conference, or IDEX – STA participates for the first time, and as part of “Team Australia” in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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