In September, the AGS Programme Memorandum of Understanding (PMOU) entered into force after being signed by the 15 participating nations. This is a significant step towards realising this essential operational capability for NATO. The NATO AGS Management Agency will now conduct negotiations with industry on behalf of the participating nations.
Earlier this year the North Atlantic Council selected Sigonella Air Base, Italy, as the location for the AGS Main Operating Base that will host the UAVs and the ground segment (flight control capabilities and necessary command and control systems).
For more information on the AGS programme, please see http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_57711.htm.