RAMSTEIN, Germany - On November 10, 2022,
Brigadier General David Morpurgo, DACCC Deputy Commander, hosted an Allied Air
Command delegation on the last day of Poggio Dart 2022 (PODA 22) at the Deployable
Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC), Poggio Renatico, Italy.
This setting required carefully tailored events and exposes the Combat Operations Division Team to realistic battlespace dynamics that can only emerge from the interaction of multiple layers of NATO Air Power
Deputy Commander, Allied Air Command, Air Marshal Stringer, joined by Major General Ercolani, Chief of Staff and Brigadier General Gulmezoglu, Deputy Chief of Staff Plans had the chance to meet with Major General Gabellini, Poggio Renatico’s Base Commander and Head of the Italian JFAC.
To the left Air Marshal Stringer, Deputy Commander Allied Air Command and to the right Brigadier General David Morpurgo, Deputy Commander of the Deployable Air Command and Control Centre. Photo by: OR-4 Roberto Dell'Erba
A specialist and Brigadier General David Morpurgo showing Deputy Commander, Air Marshal Stringer and Deputy Chief of Staff Plans Brigadier General Gulmezoglu what they do during the live fly day. Photo by: OR-4 Roberto Dell'Erba
The visit was designed to coincide with the last live-fly day of Exercise Poggio Dart 2022 (PODA 22) in order to provide an excellent opportunity for the DACCC Executive Team to demonstrate both, the capabilities and expertise, within the DACCC team. The DACCC Leadership Team was able to demonstrate the NATO Air Command and Control System (ACCS), a system to enhance the interoperability from the operational planning phase through to the tactical execution. PODA 22 provides the platform to improve knowledge and enhance professionalism on ACCS in a complex multi-layered environment.
“PODA22 was a unique training opportunity that provided a mix of synthetic and live flying missions whilst simultaneously exercising JFAC functions, TAC C2 and tactical units. This setting required carefully tailored events and exposes the Combat Operations Division Team to realistic battlespace dynamics that can only emerge from the interaction of multiple layers of NATO Air Power," stated Major Augusto Figueiredo from the Deployable Air Operation Centre.