With the proliferation of ballistic missile technology and the variety of numerous challenging scenarios that NATO currently faces, ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) is one of the few companies in the world capable of providing NATO with an air and ballistic missile defense capability through its integrated Air Command and Control System (ACCS).

ACCS is a game-changer for NATO as it provides the Alliance with a comprehensive approach that spans planning, tasking, monitoring and mission execution.

NATO first contracted ThalesRaytheonSystems with developing and installing ACCS at sites across NATO member nations to insure air sovereignty and air defense. To extend the reach of the system to protect deployed forces, NATO then contracted ThalesRaytheonSystems to add capability for a Theatre Missile Defense layer (TMD1) onto ACCS in 2011.

Building upon its proven expertise, ThalesRaytheonSystems has forged a strong network of partners – working hand-in-hand with various industrial groups across 17 countries – to deliver this critical capability.

The current ACCS includes sensor and weapon system configuration, real-time and organization-wide management and coverage, air and missile track processing, dissemination, classification, display and alerting. All sites use the same set of hardware and software, greatly increasing situational awareness, engagement management, monitoring and control.

Already equipped with state-of-the-art technology, ACCS is continuously evolving to better fit the security needs of NATO, moving well beyond the protection of theatres of operation. Considering its solid track record, ThalesRaytheonSystems stands as the most reliable partner for NATO to advance to the next stage of this integrated air and missile defense command and control system and into territorial ballistic missile defense (Territorial BMD) to include the protection of territory and civilian populations at a time when the alliance most needs it.