Visiting Generals inside a DARS container where staff is monitoring aircraft movements in the south of Italy during exercise RAMSTEIN DUST I-15.- NATO photo by Cynthia Vernat, HQ AIRCOM Public Affairs
18 Mar 2015 aco.nato.int
RAMSTEIN, Germany - NATO is continuing to develop deployable air surveillance and tactical air mission control capabilities with the "DARS”. This is the Deployable Air Control Centre, Recognised Air Picture Production Centre and Sensor Fusion Post. This capability currently includes 100 NATO Airmen from 16 Allied nations ready to deploy with their equipment on short notice.
From 4 to 30 March 2015, the DARS is deployed for Exercise RAMSTEIN DUST I 2015 to exercise and validate these operational tasks. In the early hours of 9 March 2015, some 100 DARS Airmen embarked on a 750-km move from the home base at Poggio Renatico in the north east of Italy to Gioia del Colle Air Base on the country’s eastern coast.