Multinational Special Aviation Programme Hosts DV Day

Senior Special Operations Commanders gathered at the Multinational Special Aviation Programme Training Centre to discuss future training programmes for special operations aviation, followed by a capabilities demonstration in Zadar, Croatia, on Wednesday.

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Maj. Gen. Ivica Olujić, Croatian Director of General Staff…emphasis[ed] the importance of the Multinational Special Aviation Programme Training Centre. He stressed the unique aspect of the facility by enabling aviation crews from across Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, with the support from Poland and the United States, to train together….

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Multinational Special Aviation Programme Training Centre, along with Col. Raffaele La Montagna, NATO Special Operations Headquarters Director, Air Development Programme…outlined the objectives of the training programme for the Special Operations Air Task Unit and how the nations coming together for training enhances NATO special operations interoperability.

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“The security situation in the world is rapidly changing. In the future, it is hard to predict conventional conflicts, so we should be a step ahead.”

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“The capabilities demonstrated today highlight the importance of combined air and ground training in special operations,” said Col. Christopher Cassem, NATO Special Operations Headquarters Senior Representative. “Together, their joint capabilities are ready to respond to any threat, from any direction, at any time.”