NATO FORACS Office
The NATO FORACS Office at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels has a staff of four personnel who provide technical direction, scheduling and funding coordination for the project.
The strategic and technical validity of NATO FORACS data is monitored by the eight participating nations, ACO, ACT, and the NATO FORACS Office. There are sanctioned forums (Steering Committee, Range User Meeting, Strategic Planning Group) that facilitiate acitve involvement of the member nations and provide guidance and oversight.
Requests for testing are normally sent by message or email to the NATO FORACS Office. Test schedules are finalized at the Steering Committee meetings; however, changes to the schedule can be arranged throughout the year. Two to five days should be planned for each ship.
Basic facilities have been provided through the NATO Security Investment Program. Operational costs are paid by the eight sponsoring nations: Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the Unites States of America.
All NATO nations are welcome to use the facilities on a daily cost basis. Non-NATO nations may use the facilities on a daily cost basis, if the request is approved by the NATO Council. Such a request has to be sent to the NATO FORACS Office in Brussels.