AAR Ops Meeting Mildenhall

On 16-17th May 2019, the 22nd MCCE AAR OPS Meeting took place at the RAF Base in Mildenhall, Great Britain.

This meeting was attended by 32 representatives from 6 MNs[1] (DEU, PRT, GBR, NLD, POL, USA[2]), 9 organizations (EATC[3], JAPCC[4], MCCE[5], MMF[6], NETMA[7], DACCC[8], CAOC[9] Uedem, AIRCOM[10], C/KC-135 International Programs Branch AFLCMC/WKDI[11]), and Airbus civilian company.

The symposium focused the MNs attention predominantly on:

  • ATARES based cooperation
  • Trust and interoperability among the Nations
  • Commercial AAR services as a potential solution for the shortage of Military AAR assets
  • Multinational MRTT Fleet
  • National Updates
  • AAR Certification processes and updates
  • MCCE support for operations, exercises and training in peace time.
Participants to the 22nd MCCE AAR Ops meeting in UK
Participants to the 22nd MCCE AAR Ops meeting in UK

[1] MNs: Member Nations

[2] USA: 603rd AOC + 100th OG

[3] EATC: European Air Transport Command

[4] JAPCC: Joint Air Power Competence Centre

[5] MCCE: Movement Coordination Centre Europe

[6] MMF: Multinational MRTT Fleet

[7] NETMA: NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency

[8] DACCC: Deployable Air Command and Control Centre

[9] CAOC: Combined Air Operations Centre

[10] AIRCOM: Allied Air Command

[11] AFLCMC/WKDI: Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre