RAMSTEIN, Germany – On April 15, 2022, NATO’s Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) in Poggio Renatico, Italy, deployed one of its Ground Air Ground (GAG) communications modules to Campia Turzii, Romania, to support Allied Air Operations in its eastern Allies’ airspace.
“Our first priority is to contribute to NATO’s effort to draw on a robust and capable military posture to deter from an attack on the Alliance and be prepared to defend when deterrence fails”
Overseen by Allied Air Command in Ramstein, the deployment of GAG radio equipment enhances the Recognized Air Picture further bolstering NATO Control and Reporting Centres’ execution of enhanced Air Policing and enhanced Vigilance activities.
“The security environment in Europe has changed dramatically”, Major General D. J. Traas, DACCC Commander said during an address to his troops as they prepared to deploy with the convoy. “Our first priority is to contribute to NATO’s effort to draw on a robust and capable military posture to deter from an attack on the Alliance and be prepared to defend when deterrence fails”, he added.
“We have been able to deploy the GAG module already in the past, demonstrating we are fully committed and ready to do whatever is required to operate effectively with other NATO and Partner Nations demonstrating military capability and cohesion of the Alliance”, he added.
Source – NATO: https://ac.nato.int/archive/2022/DACCC_GAG_ROU