Twenty-Four (24) soldiers from the Czech Land Forces completed the CATC Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) 101 Course in Hohenfels Germany from 11-15 July 2016. Soldiers received classroom and hands-on instruction on basic vehicle operation, vehicle controls and indicators, vehicle troubleshooting, and vehicle maintenance.
The soldiers also participated in vehicle rollover training utilizing the HMMWV Egress Assist Trainer (HEAT). Students were required to complete practical exercises involving both on and off road vehicle operation, which including the negotiation of obstacles in rough terrain. Soldiers trained on restricted operations utilizing the Driver’s Vision Enhancer. The CATC MRAP 101 course not only enhances partner nation readiness, but also improves the overall collective strength of NATO.
This training was coordinated by the ODC and prepares the Czech Land Forces for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The combined effort between the Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation and the Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) allows the Czech soldiers to be as ready as possible on the equipment they will use in the defense of Bagram Air Base.