NATO’s Allied Ground Surveillance programme signature finalised

Firmato il memorandum d'intesa, si va verso la realizzazione della capacità operativa del sistema di sorveglianza.

25 Sep. 2009
The 15 nations¹ participating in NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme have completed the signature process of the Programme Memorandum of Understanding (PMOU). This is a significant step towards realizing this essential operational capability for NATO.

The following nations are participating in the AGS acquisition programme: Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the United States of America.

The primary ground segment component will consist of a number of ground stations in different configurations, such as mobile and transportable configurations, which will provide data link connectivity, data processing and exploitation capabilities, and interfaces for interoperability with C2ISR systems. The AGS Core ground segment will also include dedicated mission support facilities at the AGS Main Operating Bases (MOB), and ground stations for flight control of the UAVs. The Main Operating Base will be located at Sigonella Air Base, Italy.