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 Sep 20 2019

Mission accomplished for deployable surveillance and control team in Romania

The team of Allied air surveillance and control NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) experts wrapped up their two-week operational phase of exercise Ramstein Dust II-19 at Campa Turzii in Romania.

“My team accomplished their mission successfully,” said exercise detachment commander, German Air Force Colonel Mario Herzer. “These two weeks providing additional Air Surveillance and Air Mission Control capabilities fully integrated into Romania's contribution to NATO's Collective Air Defence effort were demanding. We controlled several aircraft training mission, including training missions of NATO's Air Policing assets,” he added.
Over the last two weeks we gained valuable experience being fully integrated with the Romanian and NATO control centres coordinating aircraft and air defence assets.

The exercise has proven that the DACCC team of air surveillance and control experts was able to be plugged into the NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence System. 

They provide NATO with a deployable capability that supports Air Operations missions wherever and whenever needed.

“Over the last two weeks we have gained valuable experience on what it means to be fully integrated with the Romanian and NATO’s control centres controlling and coordinating aircraft and air defence assets,” added Col Herzer. “However, the deployment exercise is not complete until we are all back in garrison at Poggio Renatico, Italy. And right after that preparation for the next deployment will start to ensure we keep up the momentum for the team,” he said. 

The Ramstein Dust exercise series has been conducted for several years now. Twice a year the NATO air surveillance and control unit deploys NATO-wide. After deployment, build-up and testing, the unit connects to NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence System to strengthen Allied and national air surveillance and air control networks.


Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office

DARS aircraft controllers at work during deployment exercose Ramstein Dust II-19 at Campia Turzii, Romania. Photo by Sébastien Raffin
Colonel Mario Herzer (left) and his team during a meeting discussing missions during deployment exercise Ramstien Dust II-19 at Campia Turzii, Romania. Photo by Sébastien Raffin
DARS technicians checking the power supply at the deployed site at Campia Turzii, Romania. Photo by Sébastien Raffin

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