From 26 April to 28 April 2016, Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre (MLCC) in Prague organized a Multinational Deployable Ammunition Storage (MDAS) Workshop with participation of experts from 12 countries and 2 NATO organizations. The aim of the Workshop was mainly to identify possible future ways of cooperation in the framework of the Smart Defense Initiative related to the Multinational Logistics Partnership – Multinational Capabilities (Project 2.105), which is under the lead of MLCC.
The program of the workshop included presentation about the exercise CAPABLE LOGISTICIAN 2015 (CL15) outcomes in the functional area of ammunition and the relation between those outcomes and the Lessons Learned process in NATO, where the outcomes were utilized by various working groups. National presentations related to the experience and approach of nations towards the deployable ammunition storage formed a very important part of the workshop program and provided an opportunity for participants in terms of introduction to the new trends and projects that are being developed by different armies.
During the workshop participants have also visited an Ammunition Centre of the Czech Army in Týniště nad Orlicí, where the center representative, MAJ Unger, presented the history of the center and its responsibilities that are part of the unique function that the center has in the Czech army. Participants were introduced to the processes related to the monitoring of the ammunition quality during its life cycle, disposal methods of redundant or unusable ammunition and other activities pertaining to the area of ammunition supply and services for the Czech Army. The visit also offered practical demonstrations during which participants could see various working places for ammunition testing and servicing including the ammunition storage, where they were shown how the ammunition is tested, disassembled and stored.
In total, the workshop welcomed 24 participants from 12 countries and 3 international organizations inside and outside NATO.