NATO ACCS approved for rollout in Czech Republic, Denmark and Greece
ThalesRaytheonSystems, operating through Air Command Systems International, has received an award for three additional NATO Air Command and Control (ACCS) replication sites in the Czech Republic, Denmark and Greece.
This contract includes the delivery of an ACCS Level of Operation Capability One (LOC1) Air Control Center, Recognised Air Picture Production Center and Sensor Fusion Post (ARS) for the Stara Boleslav site in the Czech Republic; and a Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) co-located with an ARS for the Larissa site in Greece and the Karup site in Denmark.
The NATO ACCS LOC 1 program now includes a total of 11 replication sites in addition to the validation sites in Belgium, France, Germany and Italy, as well as the Deployable ARS (DARS) 1 which is based at a Garrison Site in the Netherlands, and a Deployable CAOC (DCAOC) which is co-located with the Validation site in Germany. An additional DARS and DCAOC are planned. The possibility exists of seven additional ARS sites in the most recent NATO member nations.
“Securing the NATO ACCS replication contracts has been a key milestone in the program for TRS,” stated Jack Harrington, ThalesRaytheonSystems Chief Executive Officer, emphasizing the industry’s commitment to deliver ACCS. “This award prepares the way for additional sites in other NATO nations and important future activities such as ballistic missile defense command and control upgrades.”
ACCS LOC 1 is designed to replace NATO’s existing air command and control systems in Europe and will set new standards of interoperability for air operations by providing a single, integrated approach to planning, tasking, monitoring and mission execution.