Our Training Facilities
MAT Kosovo has at their disposal a number of realistic and diverse demolitions ranges, as training environments, external to the School for the conduct of IMAS EOD levels 1 to 3+, ERW Risk Management, Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM), Mine Risk Education (MRE), IMAS Conversion Course (CC) and Humanitarian Improvised Explosive Device Clearance (HIEDC).
MAT Kosovo has exclusive use of fully licenced explosives demolitions range close to our establishment in Peja, located across the border in Montenegro. This facility is available to MAT Kosovo as a dedicated demolitions facility, where IMAS EOD level 3 and 3+ students are able to conduct ‘live’ demolitions training on a wide range of UXO targets from grenades to 250 Kg bombs.
Poliex is available all year round not only for training but also for the conduct of research and development (R&D) and Trials and Evaluation (T&E) of demolitions equipment and disposal techniques. We are confident that no one in the HMA industry currently offers this capability backed by HMA experts who are able to offer guidance, advice in support of any R&D and T&E whilst also providing range support to ensure a client achieves their objective. In addition, MAT Kosovo can offer additional support in the manufacture and supply of resources and energetic targets in support of R&D and T&E projects.
In addition, Poliex is used for the delivery of our Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) courses where the Ammunition Storage Areas (ASA) within the facility are utilised to best effect for the enhancement and realistic training of attending students; this truly is an exceptional facility.
The Phonochec Range is a short drive from MAT Kosovo training school in Peja. This range is available to MAT Kosovo as a dedicated demolitions facility, where IMAS EOD level 1 – 2 and HIEDC students are able to conduct ‘live’ demolitions training on a wide range of UXO and IED targets. Basic demolition skills are taught from confidence charges through to IED disruption giving students the confidence and capabilities needed for operations in the field. In addition, this location was a former confirmed hazardous Area (CHA) requiring Battle Area Clearance (BAC). Now released land, MAT Kosovo conducts BAC exercises where students are faced with a near as real scenario as is physically possible.
Other External Training Environments
In addition to the above MAT Kosovo has numerous external training areas within the Peja region, ranging from open fields to steep heavily vegetated ground for the training of BAC and demining. Multiple routes and areas for delivery of HIEDC and spot tasks. The diversity of the training areas adds to and enhances all training delivered by MAT Kosovo.
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