Air Command and Control
NATO air operations, from peacetime to crisis, rely
on a structure that comprises personnel, infrastructure and Command and Control Systems. Air Command and Control Systems enable NATO
delivery of effective, efficient and agile air power whenever, wherever and
however it is required.
The future Air Command and Control Systems will consist of two
main pillars: the Air Command and Control System (ACCS) and the Air Command and Control
Information System (AirC2IS).
ACCS will enable air processes within the
tactical and operational environments, encompassing tasking and execution of
air missions. This system will, for the
first time, be fully integrated with real / non-real time capabilities. ACCS will form the backbone of NATO
Integrated Air and Missile Defense System (NATINAMDS), allowing full
integration of Air Policing assets and Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD), and for
the Alliance to conduct effective deployed Air Command and Control.
AirC2IS, part of the wider Bi-Strategic Command
Automated Information System (Bi-SC AIS), will enhance interoperability of the Air
Component with other commands. Moreover,
within the joint arena, AirC2IS will improve air and BMD planning at the
strategic and operational levels.
Two new systems are being fielded across NATO, utilising an incremental approach and ultimately replacing older static and deployable Air Command and Control systems. Entering
this challenging yet promising era, the new systems will enhance Allied Air Command’s ability to execute the full spectrum of current
and emerging missions, well into the future.
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