NATO Edges Towards ACCS Software Validation

After years of initial cost overruns, delays and interoperability problems, NATO’s Air Command and Control System (ACCS) is entering the final stretch of software testing and validation, with national-level replication sites beginning to roll out across the alliance.

Although some data-exchange interoperability problems continue to beleaguer the system, ACCS is now on schedule to reach an initial operating capability during 2013-15, according to NATO and industry experts working on the project.