> our title:

Ground Segment Delivered for NATO AGS Program

> original title:

NATO AGS Programme Industries Reach Important Milestone

(Source: NATO; issued December 14, 2015)


During the 4 last weeks, NATO AGS programme industries reached an important milestone regarding the delivery of critical assets for the AGS ground segment.

On 5 of November, Airbus Defence& Space performed the roll out of the MGGS (Mobile General Ground System) at their facilities in Immenstaad (Germany). On 3 of December, Finmeccanica – Selex ES performed the roll out of the TGGS (Transportable General Ground System) at their facilities in Torino (Italy).

Both these assets will be integrated into NATO AGS (Alliance Ground Surveillance) Core System composed of an Air Segment, a Ground Segment and a Support Segment located in a MOB (Main Operating Base) in Sigonella, Sicily (Italy The AGS programme in a nutshell:

NATO is acquiring an Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system that will give commanders a picture of the situation on the ground in an area of interest.

The NATO-owned and -operated AGS Core capability will enable the Alliance to perform persistent surveillance over wide areas from high-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned air platforms operating at considerable stand-off distances and in any weather or light condition. Using advanced radar sensors, the AGS Core will continuously detect and track moving objects throughout the observed areas, as well as providing radar imagery of areas and stationary objects.

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