The European Deployment Zone serves two distinct purposes: Aside from fielding and maintaining the ECA's arsenal of helicopters and VTOLs, it also acts as a central drop-off point for reinforcements that are delivered by an airship. Due to the extreme losses of aerial equipment in the wake of the Russian bombing and missile raids, the ECA's remaining air assets are spread so thin that every front sector can only operate one Deployment Zone at a time, forcing commanders to conserve their aircraft as they can only be produced - and replaced - at a single facility.
Danger Close Barrage
|Fire a barrage of 6 artillery shells at enemies around the structure; if no enemies are present the shells will be dispersed around it. Each shell causes 100 EXPLOSION damage over a radius of 50 + 100 to 30 GATTLING damage over a radius of 50 to 80. With Cluster Munitions the shells also release 4 cluster bomblets on impact, each causing 12.5 EXPLOSION damage over a radius of 20. 150 seconds cooldown.|
Only one battlegroup can be deployed at a time, and the player must wait for 150 seconds after deploying a battlegroup before deploying another one.
Some battlegroups are only available once the units in it are available for production by the player.
|$5200||4 Lynx APCs + 4 Combat Medics + 12 Felin Riflemen + 8 Panzerfaust Soldiers|
|$5400||6 Gepard Flakpanzers|
|$4800||4 Leopard Tanks|
|$4000||4 Pandur IFVs|
|$5400||3 Warhounds + 2 Mole Minelayers|
|$4500||3 Mortar Tracks|
|$3600||3 Bloodhounds + 6 Felin Riflemen|
|$4350||3 Wotan Arrays|
As it mentioned above, it doesn't use airfield for its aircrafts to land to rearm, but a requisition to deploy unlimited VTOL jets and helicopters as they need not to return for rearmament; they rearm themselves automatically. Unlike its counterpart, it has its repair station, allowing nearby aircrafts to be repaired automatically
It also a drop-off point for Battlegroups to be deployed in the battlefield by Airlifter with required costs depending on types of Battlegroups listed above. This is essentially useful because it serves as a quick reinforcement whereas Vehicle Assembly Depot or other manufacturer are slow to deploy its unit(s) in time, it could be for emergency purposes or fast deployment. Although creating Harriers or Tiger Gunship will refuse you to deploy Battlegroups unless it's finished or canceled.
Unlike its counterpart, it is available only one to each player.
Behind the scenes
- Prior to 1.87 the Deployment Zone can deploy the Tank Buster battlegroup which consists of 3 Jagdmammut Tank Destroyers in place of the Clear Sky battlegroup.