16/02/2021

NATO's Alliance Ground Surveillance fleet now ready for deployments

NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance fleet now ready for deployments – link

Source: Jane’s

Article Headlines
  • NATO declared on 15 February that its fleet of five Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) UAVs achieved an initial operational capability, meaning that the RQ-4D platforms are now mission-ready
  • Whether they could eventually be deployed beyond NATO and international airspace, however, remains to be seen, said officials
  • Calling it a “major milestone” for the AGS program, General Tod Wolters, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), said in a press release that the new capability “will substantially increase the alliance’s awareness, indications and warnings of what is happening around its borders”
  • Based in Sigonella, Italy, the platforms were purchased by 15 NATO nations, but will generate intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data for sharing among all 30 allies. AGS operates a modified version of Northrop Grumman’s Block 40 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle
Overview & Comments
Share the article
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Contact Us

And find how our services can benefit your company

Latest articles