The Air Command and Control Information Services (AirC2IS) is a component of the Bi-Strategic Command Automated Information System (Bi-SC AIS). It is a non- real-time C2 system which will support air staff at all levels and locations of the NATO Command Structure.
In a milestone for the AirC2IS project, the AirC2IS Baseline 2 (BL2) was successfully installed and activated at AIRCOM on 28 March 2014. This new capability includes an Air Information Portal, a collaborative tool for development of the Air Operations Directive (AOD), and an integration core to support interfaces to other systems. BL2 is integrated with the ICC, Document Handling System (DHS), Core GIS, and Active Directory.
COS AIRCOM and the chairman of the Air and Missile Defence Committee were given a special demonstration of the system and both expressed positive first impressions of the system.
The first wave of AIRCOM users will receive system training from 31 March to 4 April 2014. Subsequently, the system will be operationally assessed culminating in its use in support of exercise Ramstein Ambition in June 2014.
The next AirC2IS operational baseline, BL3, will build on top of BL2 capability with modules for ORBAT management, TBMD planning, situational awareness, air logistics, and CONOPs development. AirC2IS BL3 will be activated in 2Q2015.
Paul Howland, Chief C2 Service Line said, "This is a great achievement for the whole AirC2IS team. This is a challenging and complex project and it is a testament to the professionalism and dedication of the team in The Hague, Mons and CIS Support Unit Ramstein that this was so successful."