The 4th MBAR visit in Bratislava

The final on-site visit of the State Aviation Department was done by the Military Airworthiness Authorities (MAA) of CZE, HRV and HUN in the Ministry of Defence of Slovak republic in the term of 22-24 October 2019.

The MAA SVK legal basis and procedures concerning to Product Oversight were found out as acceptable for MAAs of CZE, HRV and HUN. Representatives of MAA´s agreed, that no objection exists to sign the Recognition Certificate for MAA SVK.

Final Assessment Report and individual Recognition Certificates are expected to be signed during MAA director’s meeting planned on December 2019 in Prague. This will complete the MBAR process in favour of MATC.

Written by PJ

Counter Air Operations – tactical simulated training, 7-11 October 2019, TSC Pardubice, Czech Republic

In the term 7-11 October 2019 MATC coordinated another run of tactical simulated training for tactical pilots and C2/GCIs in Tactical Simulation Center (TSC), Pardubice AB, the Czech Republic. The training was focused again on the Counter Air Operations (CAO) training in peace, crises and wartime. The multinational training audience was blended of both roockies and experienced pilots and C2/GCIs from the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia. The training was supported, as the previous one, by assistance of Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) Subject-Matter Experts (SME) from Albacete, Spain.

The MATC CAO tactical simulated training is a specific training based on NATO standards, which reflects all required training needed for NATINAMDS/QRA pilots and C2/GCIs. The Training contributes significantly to the NATO interoperability. We can also mention “The regional interoperability”, because such kind of training provides opportunity for pilots and C2/GCIs to train and interact in cross-border operations. The greatest benefit of this training is the support of TLP specialists, who contributed to both Academic and Practical phase of it.

MATC plans two runs of such training, which would be focused on Counter Air OPS (AP, DCA, BVR tactics) again, for second half of 2020 in TSC Pardubice AB, the Czech Republic.

Written by JD