Air Surveillance and Control Systems Force Command
The mission of ASACS Force Command is to generate an operationally agile Air Command and Control capability
Homeland defence of the UK, remains the cornerstone of the ASACS Force Command’s operational output. However, the ASACS Force Command also has a wider responsibility in support of deployed operations worldwide. With the stand up of the ASACS Force Command Headqurters at RAF Boulmer in January 2006, the Station Commander also has the operational role of ASACS Force Commander responsible for the generation, sustainment and operational output of the ASACS organisation.
ASACS Force Command Organization
The ASACS Force Command has the following departments, please click on a link to find out more.
- ASACS HQ Operations Staff
- ASACS Role Office
- ASACS Standards Team
- ASACS Force Command HQ Flt
- Exercise Design Team
ASACS Force Command Elements
The Force Elements under the control of the ASACS Force Commander are as follows:
• Control and Reporting Centre - Boulmer
• No 1 Air Control Centre - RAF Scampton
• Remote Radar Head (RRH) - Benbecula in the Outer Hebridies
• RRH - Buchan in Aberdeenshire
• RRH - Brizlee Wood Northumberland
• RRH - Staxton Wold in Yorkshire
• RRH - Neatishead in Norfolk
• RRH - Portreath in Cornwall
Although not Force Elements, the School of Aerospace Battle Management and Support Wing at RAF Boulmer are vital cogs in the machinery of the Command, without which the ASACS Force could not generate its capability. In total, the ASACS Force Command comprises some 1800 military personnel, civil servants and contracted staffs.