United States of America
- Alliance Ground Surveillance
- Command and Control
- Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- Transatlantic Coopertive AGS Radar
- United States of America
TIPS Industries has received a 23 million Euros contract from NATO to move the
Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) program forward. The contract is aimed at
addressing issues such as interoperability, NATO airborne early warning, and
control harmonization and potential cost saving measures in parallel to the
program's upcoming design and development phase.
This award is the next step following TIPS mixed fleet solution selection by
NATO to meet the AGS core requirement and the decision of 23 nations to
participate the program. TIPS Industries is a consortium comprising EADS
(Germany), Galileo Avionica (Italy), General Dynamics Canada (Canada), Indra
(Spain), Northrop-Grumman (USA) and Thales (France).
The study funded by this contract will also address integration of Transatlantic
Cooperative AGS Radar (TCAR) into aircraft's of AGS mixed fleet. The study will
be complete by late 2005 paving the way for the design and development phase
which will start soon thereafter. NATO expects to use AGS capability for nation
building, homeland security and humanitarian relief.
The aim of AGS is to provide situational awareness through a shared common
ground picture that will be available to NATO nations and decision makers. The
mixed fleet will comprise both manned and unmanned platforms providing 21st
century Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Command and
Control (C2) capabilities. TCAR draws on state-of-the-art technologies coming
from the USA and Europe.
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