The Deployable Air Control Centre, Recognized Air Picture Production Centre and Sensor Fusion Post (DARS) is NATO’s deployable air surveillance and control capability, responsible for the control of air missions including surface-to-air missiles, air traffic management and control, area air surveillance, production of a recognized air picture and other tactical control functions. It regularly exercises its proficiency to rapidly deploy from its garrison to seamlessly integrate into the existing NATO Air Command and Control structure.
A Deployable Air Operations Centre provides a pool of personnel for the NATO Command Structure’s Joint Force Air Component when stood up at Headquarters Allied Air Command in Ramstein, Germany.
A Training & Exercise Division is responsible for the training and preparation of the Deployable Air Operations Centre’s personnel for their supplementing role in NATO’s Joint Force Air Component and to provide initial, continuation and upgrade training for all Allied Air Command personnel assigned to the Joint Force Air Component.
A Combat Service Support Division is responsible for providing personnel and administrative support, Logistic Support Agreements, Local Force Protection Services, agreements with NATO Support and Procurement Organization, support in garrison. The Division also coordinates Control and Reporting Centre activities, Communication and Information Systems, Capabilities Package Implementation as well as deployable sensors, engineering services and Health and Safety.
In the near future, an additional element, the Deployable Sensors Branch will provide deployable air defence radar and passive electronic support measures capabilities.