The graduation ceremony for the specialists from Slovakian aeronautical radio navigation service was held on the premises the Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC) on Friday, March 24, 2017.
The director of MATC awarded 11 successful course graduates with certificates and congratulated them on the results achieved.
The new DCA/QRA (Defensive Counter Air/Quick Reaction Alert) Training Module (Tactical Simulation) for tactical pilots and GCI (Ground Radar Controller of Interceptors) has been successfully accomplished in term 27 FEB - 3 MAR 2017 at Tactical Simulation Center (TSC), Pardubice, Czech Republic (LOM PRAHA s.p./CLV Pardubice). The training week „Training for Training Leaders“ (as the TRG with code FTS 05 published in MATC TRG Catalogue) was focused on QRA procedues training and DCA - BvR (Blue versus Red) training. In this unique training participated instructor-pilots and GCI from Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia, suppported by JAPCC SME, One of the main objective was to train tactical pilots´ and GCIs´interoperability. The pilots and GCI had an opportunity to train in mixed crews. The folow on training for pilots and GCI starts in November 2017 .
Monday 3rd April was a significant day for the NATO rotary wing door-gunners community. 10 door gunners from Croatia and Czech Republic have commenced their four-week language training - Operational English Language Course for Door Gunners (OELC-DG). This unique course is coordinated by MATC (Multinational Aviation Training Centre) and is held in the facility of Helicopter Training Point (HTP) Ostrava.
OELC-DG was developed following the Czech Air Force requirement for operational English language training with the aim to unify and instruct English terminology used by airborne gunners within NATO air crews. The course is instructed by two experienced British Qualified Helicopter Tactics Instructors (QHTI). “The overarching objective is to focus on interoperability and standardisation of procedures by combining the crews during the training”, said one of QHTIs, Danny Hanson. The tactical simulator is intended to be used in the final part of the course to simulate the tactical scenarios to prompt the correct and timely use of key phrases by students - door gunners from MATC countries - Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia. Later, the intention is to extend the training to NATO/EU/PfP military units.
Flight Training Of The Czech Air Force Pilots In Croatia On Bell 206B Helicopters has been completed
Two Czech helicopter pilots sent by the Czech Air Force to Croatia within the MATC framework have on 1st MAR 2017 successfully completed the basic flight training on Bell 206 B III helicopters. The training started in October 2016 and has been provided by Croatian Air Force, 93rd AFB Zadar - Zemunjik.
MATC is coordinating the "Radio Navigation Aids Maintenance Course", which will be held in Military Academy Vyškov (MATC Facility code CZE 6 in MATC Training Catalogue) in MAR-APR 2017. The Course is focused on ILS (Instrument Landing System) and DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) ground specialists skills improvement and their license currency.
September 29th, 2016 - The establishment of a working relationship between NATO and the Multinational Aviation Training Centre was made official on 29 September with the signing of a functional Memorandum of Understanding at Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
"This memorandum is an important step to reach NATO’s transformational goals. The establishment of the Multinational Aviation Training Centre is a concrete example of a successful Smart Defence project," said General Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.
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