State-of-the-art

Modernized Deployable Control and Reporting Center handed over to Air Force

Modernized Deployable Control and Reporting Center handed over to Air Force

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On 14 December 2023, a Deployable Control and Reporting Center was handed over to the German Air Force at Holzdorf Airbase near Schönewalde in Brandenburg. Previously and as tasked by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support in Koblenz, it was extensively modernized.

Aerial view of military tents, containers and vehicles on a concrete surface

The Deployable Control and Reporting Center (DCRCDeployable Control and Reporting Centre) has been modernized on a large scale

Bundeswehr/Johannes Heyn

The Deployable Control and Reporting Center (DCRCDeployable Control and Reporting Centre) is the only one of its kind in the German Air Force and has been operated reliably by the Air Force for more than 15 years.

Modernization leads to state-of-the-art technology

Over time, however, some components have become obsolete. In order to ensure that the DCRCDeployable Control and Reporting Centre is compliant with the current state of technological development, the core element, the so-called battle management system, has now been completely renewed.

From now on, the latest generation of the Control and Reporting Center can be used again by the German Air Force for airspace surveillance.

High degree of functionality

The system consists of several containers with high-performance computer systems, which are installed in a very confined space. Thus, it is almost equivalent to a stationary Control and Reporting Center in terms of the operational spectrum and complexity. 

Due to its deployability, the DCRCDeployable Control and Reporting Centre can be used worldwide and is particularly suitable for initial and stabilization operations.

The DCRCDeployable Control and Reporting Centre can be used to control airspace and to tactically lead air forces. In the event of a threat situation, the Control and Reporting Center also controls the tactical use of combat aircraft and surface-to-air missiles.

Deployment in Estonia

The system's outstanding importance for the Air Force is underlined by its mission in Estonia scheduled for March to July 2024. This is the German contribution to the reinforcement of NATO’s mission to monitor and protect airspace in the Baltic states.

by PIZ AIN