• Counter Air Operations - tactical simulated training

    25-29 March 2019, TSC Pardubice, The Czech Republic

  • 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

  • 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.

  • MATC provides unique training environment

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

The second on-site visit in the framework of the Mutual Bilateral Airworthiness Recognition (MBAR) issue took place from 10th to 12th of September at 93rd Air Force Base in Zadar, Croatia. The representatives of the Croatian Military Aviation Authority (MAA) presented Military Aviation recognition questionnaires (MARQs) to representatives of participating MAAs from MATC countries.
The representatives of the Slovak, Czech and Hungarian MAA visited premises and facilities of Bell-206B helicopter training squadron, OH-58 KIOWA warrior squadron, and CL-406/AT-802 fire-fighting squadron in Zadar. All of the MBAR team agreed on the third on-site visit in Hungary at the end of September 2019 and pronounced their confidence in a successful continuation of MBAR process which is going to be accomplished by signing of recognition certificates.

MATC representatives conducted a site survey of GAF Simulation Control Center on 23rd - 24th July in order to identify possibilities for cooperation in future. The capabilities of the center are very interesting, future cooperation could consist of connecting simulation centers used for MATC training with other entities not only from German Air Force but also from NATO. If our customers and simulation centers will be interested in this kind of cooperation, there is a potential to enhance our training capabilities by incorporating other units and assets into current training.

On 27th June 2019 was signed the Letter of Agreement between MATC and TPL (Tactical Leadership Programme). It is a formal confirmation of cooperation with a team of multinational experts taking part in MATC products and services.

 The 2nd/2019 MATC Training Conference took place in the Croatian Military Training Facility „Mali Lošinj Barracks“ in the term  9-12 July.  The main topic of the meeting was focused on training overview and evaluation of the projects performed in the first half of 2019. 
The MATC TRG Leader gladly introduced the two new international members from Slovakian and Hungarian Air Force, who started their work recently.  With their arrival,  the MATC Directorate became a fully international facility.
The Conference attendees discussed the MATC Training Projects for the rest of the year 2019.

The graduation ceremony has ended successfully completed the first Operational Language Course for Unmanned Aerial System Pilot operators and Mission commanders (OELC-UAS PO/MS-1) on 14th June 2019. This course has met the need for training of the specialized operational language which was identified from experiences during coalition cooperation. Czech Army strains to reach interoperability in many areas and this new capability is one of the important ones.

The first on-site visit in the framework of the Mutual Bilateral Airworthiness Recognition (MBAR) issue took place from 20th to 23rd of May in Prague. The Czech representatives of the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) introduced Military Aviation recognition questionnaires (MARQs) to representatives of participating MAAs from MATC countries.

MATC concluded a Declaration of Cooperation with LOM PRAHA, State Enterprise, and the Institute of Aviation Medicine. In this manner, the cooperation with MATC facilities that are the Czech Republic's contribution to the MATC has been formally confirmed.

After the positive experiences of the air force members of OS SR, special forces OS SR were trained in the Velitelství Výcviku – Vojenská Akademie in Vyškov premises this time. In the period 23.4.-26.4.2019 nine participants completed course - Personnel Recovery Point of Contact. The course was focused on planning and organizing recovery operations. It was performed only on a theoretical level without practical field training.