The Deployable Command and Control Centre (DACCC) completed the deployment of the Deployable Air Defence Radar (DADR) LANZA LTR-25 from Poggio Renatico Air Base, Italy to Cervia Air Base, Italy, March 15. DACCC provides a unique force projection capability able to be transported worldwide with equipment required for long-term 24/7 mission execution. The DACCC is the only NATO asset capable of providing an active and passive radar detection capability.
“The DACCC provides a critical and agile capability for the Alliance” said Major General D.J. Traas, Deployable Command and Control Centre (DACCC) Commander. “This deployable, command-and-control asset provides NATO commanders a unique force projection presence, allowing for mobile surveillance and control of Alliance air operations.”
Combined active and passive radar sensor networks are critical capabilities for NATO’s air surveillance of Alliance airspace. Deployable active radars provide an efficient addition to existing static and airborne command and control platforms reinforcing the preparedness of NATO’s air and space power. The DADR as a mobile radar, the second of its kind assigned to DACCC, together with the two passive sensors, Deployable Passive ESM Tracker (DPET), enhances the integration and interoperability of the NATO Air Surveillance and Defense system.
The current deployment of the DACCC’s radars to Cervia demonstrates NATO’s continuous commitment in safeguarding the integrity of Alliance Members’ Airspace. The DACCC normally resides at Poggio Renatico, Italy, where it operates daily. The movement of the DADR to Cervia Air Base, home of the Italian Air Force’s 15th Wing, represents NATO’s agile ability to deploy a sustainable, configurable, and affordable air surveillance and command and control system. Sixteen NATO nations contribute to the DACCC’s 295 posts managed by the Alliance.