In 2009, the US Navy and DTI initiated a program to supply senior Russian and Ukrainian Mi-17 maintenance technicians to mentor and assist the Afghan Air Force.  This program proved a resounding success, and is now the accepted Mi-series aircraft maintenance model for Afghanistan.  DTI's thirty six technicians have a minimum of 15 years of platform-specific maintenance experience and are full time employees of IAC certified facilities.  Many were the chiefs of maintenance activities and maintenance hardware shops prior to deploying.  DTI's technicians provide the full range of field services including seasonal, phase and unscheduled maintenance.  DTI can provide reach-back to Mil/IAC certified depots to obtain engineering solutions to combat damage and other user problems.  DTI has the experience, manpower and relationships required to support all your maintenance needs. 

DTI technicians and USAF mentors Working on an AAF Mi-17

"Using Russian/Ukrainian experts to maintain Russian aircraft is just common sense.  Is there one place in the world where Russians would be hired to maintain Blackhawks?"  - US Maintenance Officer in Afghanistan

Sample Maintenance Technician CV
  • Education: 1976-1980 – Vasylkiv military aviation-technical institute. Graduated from the faculty “Operating and technical maintenance of flying sets” as technician-mechanic.
  • Experience: 1980-1981 – worked as technician of schedule maintenance group on helicopters of Technical-operating unit
  • 1981-1983 – lead of mechanics group of Technical-operating unit
  • 1983-1985 – lead of component group on helicopters Мi-8, Мi-24
  • 1985-1987 – senior regiment engineer of aviation equipment overhaul
  • 1987-2007 – engineer/senior engineer of overhaul and restoring
  • 2008 – till present time engineer at State Overhaul Enterprise of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

DTI has applied for and received U.S. Department of State Brokering permission and/or approval of a Technical Assistance Agreement for all its activities in Afghanistan and Pakistan.