Air Command Systems International (ACSI), a ThalesRaytheonSystems company, is the prime contractor for NATO’s Air Command and Control System Level of Operational Capability 1 (ACCS LOC1).
NATO ACCS sets new standards of integration for air operations in Europe, providing a single, integrated approach to planning, tasking, monitoring and mission execution. The program is now delivering a system that networks air C2 systems across 17 locations in NATO Europe using the same system of hardware and software, and sharing operational data over a high-speed communications network.
The NATO ACCS program also has a deployable air command and control system. The Deployable Combined Air Operations Center (DCAOC) with equipment packed in carrying cases for transport, provides the deployed operational planning and tasking capability.
The DARS (Deployable Air control center, RAP production center, Sensor fusion post) is a mobile, shelterized tactical component of the NATO Air Command and Control system that will support any NATO out-of-area operations.
In the future, ACCS will integrate missile defense command and control for NATO; interoperability with Air Ground Surveillance (AGS) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR); and sensor to shooter mission execution.
Currently there are 5 ACCS locations installed as part of the test and validation phase. In 2009, ThalesRaytheonSystems