Low-impact model of the DCRC Deployable Command Post. Bundeswehr/Luftwaffe colour scheme. Part of a huge military model collection available from ES3DStudios.
The DCRC is a deployable combat operations centre in service with the German armed forces. The system represents the integration of the technology for operational command and control, communication, data acquisition and distribution into the current thirteen air-conditioned containers. Three of these containers hold the computer technology plus the radio transmission and reception equipment, while the rest are workstation containers. The combat operations centre can be used either in its entirety or in modules tailored to a given mission. Because it can be carried on various means of transport, it fully meets the current requirements for mobility of military systems.
EADS is responsible for equipping the workstations and for the operations centre electronics GIADS II (GIADS = German Improved Air Defence System), while the communications equipment required for the DCRC was supplied by Frequentis. GIADS II assists the user in the tactical command and control of aircraft and air defence units by evaluating the information provided by military and civil radar sources. The software assists the operators in the task of generating an accurate presentation of the air situation. Specific incidents are announced via an alarm system so that countermeasures can be initiated rapidly and effectively. Tactical datalinks connect the system to the NATO Integrated Air Defence. Flight plan and radar data from civil air traffic control are also led into the system. During operation, all the data can be recorded for time-displaced replay and analysis as required. A simulation function is provided for the purposes of operator training.
Over the last few years EADS has already delivered two GIADS II air surveillance systems to the German Air Force for use in the stationary CRCs. To ensure that the DCRC is capable of serving as a mobile combat operations centre in international missions, it contains an integrated interface for the exchange of air situation data with the Airborne Early Warning & Control system. This makes the system ideal for the tactical command and control of air force units in multinational as well as joint and combined operations.
Additional functionality and increases in capacity are planned. In this way, the DCRC will be capable of command and control of various weapon systems drawn from the entire spectrum – an important contribution towards network enhanced capabilities of armed forces.