• MATC activation process completed

    On 11th September 2018, the Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC) was activated as a NATO Military Body (NMB) by the highest authority of NATO, North Atlantic Council (NAC). The activation process, which started in October 2017 by signing of the „Formal Request for the MATC Activation“, had been completed after HQ SACT and MC/IMS procedure termination.

    Becoming an NMB, MATC is an international military organization with an international status granted in accordance with Article 14 of the Paris Protocol (Protocol on the status of International Military Headquarters set up pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty). This status ensures legal personality, which includes the right to conclude contracts and to acquire and handle property related to the MATC operation and maintenance.

  • HTP Ostrava introduces a brand-new Helicopter Tactical Simulator

    New technology has now arrived at HTP Ostrava! The dual full-crew simulator facility is the show piece of the company’s newly introduced tactical centre for helicopter crews. The helicopter tactical simulation platforms have been installed to cover the varied and diverse tactical training requirements of multinational helicopter forces.

    “HTP Ostrava is now in an even better position to support helicopter units with a state-of-the-art simulator. This facility will enable units to fully prepare for deployments for current and future operations,” stated HTP manager for tactical training, Milos Pecha.

  • Updated version of MATC Training Catalogue  has been released!

    In MATC Training Catalogue  registered users can figure out the offered Training facility, Training and Courses for Rotary Wing Air Crews, Fixed Wing Air Crews, Ground Maintenance Crews, and other Aviation specialists

  • DCA/QRA Tactical Training - TSC Pardubice, CZE

    The second MATC Tactical Training for tactical pilots and GCIs, supported by JAPCC, has been executed in the Tactical Simulation Center (TSC) Pardubice, Czech Republic in the week 20-24 NOV 2017. The Training audience was composed of Jas-39 GRIPEN, Mig-29 FULCRUM and Mig-21 FISHBED pilots and CRC GCIs. The one of the main focus was to train the „Regional Interoperability“ adhering the NATO standards.

  • The initial phase of Operational English Language Training completed
  • MATC provides unique training environment

    Story by 1st Lt Chris Sullivan, 352 SOW Public Affairs

The 6th MATC Steering Committee Meeting was held on 25th September 2018 in Prešov, Slovak Republic. SC Meeting in Prešov was the second one held out of the Lead Nation territory and was extraordinary because of the recent MATC activation as a NATO Military Body. 

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On 11th September 2018, the Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC) was activated as a NATO Military Body (NMB) by the highest authority of NATO, North Atlantic Council (NAC). The activation process, which started in October 2017 by signing of the „Formal Request for the MATC Activation“, had been completed after HQ SACT and MC/IMS procedure termination.

Becoming an NMB, MATC is an international military organization with an international status granted in accordance with Article 14 of the Paris Protocol (Protocol on the status of International Military Headquarters set up pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty). This status ensures legal personality, which includes the right to conclude contracts and to acquire and handle property related to the MATC operation and maintenance.

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The Basic Course for UAV pilot-operators is coordinated by MATC. The Course facilitator is the University of Defense Brno, Czech Republic. The Course will be held by in the term 01-19 OCT 2018. The audience is composed of the Czech and Slovak students. The recruited UAV pilot-operators will be educated in order to get a basic picture as the Air Space users. They will be also familiarized with the aviation issues and airworthiness. The next course for UAV pilots is planned for the year 2019 as well.

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New technology has now arrived at HTP Ostrava! The dual full-crew simulator facility is the show piece of the company’s newly introduced tactical centre for helicopter crews. The helicopter tactical simulation platforms have been installed to cover the varied and diverse tactical training requirements of multinational helicopter forces.

“HTP Ostrava is now in an even better position to support helicopter units with a state-of-the-art simulator. This facility will enable units to fully prepare for deployments for current and future operations,” stated HTP manager for tactical training, Milos Pecha.

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From 06-08 June 2018, the Head of the Chief Instructor Team of the European Defence Agency (EDA), conducted a fact-finding mission to Helicopter Training Point (HTP) Ostrava in the Czech Republic; one of the training capacities of the Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC).
One of the tasks of the EDA Chief Instructor Team is to ensure standardisation, cooperation, and interoperability across disparate rotary tactical training units.

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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 23, 2018.

The director of MATC together with representatives from Military Aviation Authority and Military Academy awarded 10 successful course graduates with certificates and congratulated them on the results achieved.

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