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Feb 23 2020

NATO Military Committee visits Deployable Air Command and Control Centre

RAMSTEIN, Germany - NATO's Military Committee (MC) visited Poggio Renatico, Italy, the home of Allied Air Commands’ Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC), on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in order to get a better understanding of NATO’s air command and control capabilities.

DACCC Commander, Major General Claudio Gabellini briefed the committee on how the unit provides a capability for deployable surveillance and control of Alliance Air Operations.  He was joined by Allied Air Command's Deputy Commander, Lieutenant General Pascale Delerce.

I was pleased to offer a hands-on display on how Poggio Renatico could enhance the resiliency and redundancy of NATO Command and Control structure

During the visit, the Committee was able to observe the Deployable Combined Air Operation Centre Equipment, which provides a transportable Air Command and Control element for planning and executing Air Operations. The critical capability of connecting the deployable equipment to the national Italian Air Control Centre, Recognised Air picture production centre, Sensor fusion post, in short “ARS” was shown while executing a live mission.

The Military Committee being briefed on the Deployable Air Command and Control Centre’s deployable elements and equipment.
- Photo courtesy of Italian Air Force.

“I was honoured to host the NATO Military Committee here in Poggio Renatico. This event gave me the opportunity to render the live feeling of a unique environment in the Alliance where the synergy of the NATO and Italy’s efforts have produced remarkable results,” said Major General Gabellini.  Adding, “I was pleased to offer a hands-on display on how Poggio Renatico could enhance the resiliency and redundancy of NATO Command and Control structure providing a suitable alternate location for the Joint Forces Air Component”.

The Deployable Air Command and Control Centre’s mission is to prepare the NATO deployable ARS and its Deployable Air Operations Centre for worldwide operational deployments and, together with the Combined Air Operations Centres at Torrejón, Spain and Uedem, Germany, to deliver well-trained and specialised experts to augment Allied Air Command during Allied operations and exercises.

Additionally the Deployable Air Command and Control Centre delivers all the courses necessary to operate in the NATO Command Structure’s Joint Force Air Component.

Story by Allied Air Command's Public Affairs Office

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