The MCCE is a progressive organization, officially established in 2007 to address the recognized shortage of Strategic Lift (air and surface) by providing a multi-national coordinating body to optimize efficiency throughout the full spectrum of movements and transportation In simple terms, the main purpose of the MCCE is to provide cost saving alternatives for member nations by utilizing air,(M&T) land and sea transport assets owned or leased by national militaries of our members or supported agencies.
The MCCE is located on the Eindhoven Military Air Base in The Netherlands, alongside the European Air Transport Command (EATC). On 13 June 2007, 15 Nations signed the MCCE Technical Arrangement (TA): Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Luxembourg, Estonia and Finland signed in the fall of 2007.
Poland, Romania and the United States signed in 2008, Austria, Portugal and the Czech Republic in 2010, Croatia in 2011, Slovakia and Lithuania in 2015 and Bulgaria in 2017. As of now, the MCCE has 28 member nations.
The MCCE Mission is to: Coordinate Participants’ Strategic lift (Air, Sea and Inland Surface Transport) and Air-to-Air Refuelling capabilities with Operational, Exercise and Routine requirements for lift and AAR in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness through identifying available assets, advertising these assets and then coordinating their use to the maximum extent possible.
- Be prepared to provide coordination support to EU, NATO or UN operations.
- Be prepared to provide coordinating services to Third Parties if proposed by a Participant.
- Sharing, Willingness to cooperate and Visibility of requirements and opportunities are the 3 key elements vital to the success of the MCCE mission.