MASSY, France, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- NATO has given approval to Air Command Systems International in France to test a fully integrated C2 system.
The NATO ACCS is the first fully integrated command-and-control system for planning, tasking and execution of air operations and will replace multiple, aging air C2 systems in NATO countries.
"NATO ACCS is the largest system of its kind to be delivered across multiple nations and provides critical new capabilities, including resource management, surface-to-air missile planning and automated flight safety aids in support of modern NATO operations," said Jack Harrington, chief executive officer of ThalesRaytheonSystems, ACSI's parent company.
"ACCS has left the factory to complete its validation at the NATO Test and Validation Facility and the national operational sites."
ACCS was identified as one of the Top 10 NATO priorities at the Lisbon Summit in 2010. With ACCS, NATO operators will have a state-of-the-art air C2 system. ACCS will provide opportunities for common training, standard operational procedures and centralized maintenance for all NATO nations.