09/06/2016: The German Air Force is now contributing to NATO’s assurance measures on its Eastern Border under operation “Persistent Presence”.
The German air force has deployed its Deployable Control & Reporting Centre or DCRC, a Tactical Air Command which helps monitor the Baltic skies, keeping track of flights over the Baltics by logging, identifying and tracking.
A deployable radio system acts as the ears and the voice of the system. All this equipment is stationed at Lielvarde Airbase, with the support of the Latvian military.
Interviews with the German Commander of the deployed unit, as well as technicians and flight controllers involved in the operation are seen in the video.