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Deputy Secretary General, NATO ambassadors visit Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft in Italy

Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană and a group of NATO ambassadors visited the Alliance’s fleet of unmanned surveillance aircraft stationed in Sicily, on Thursday (16 September 2021). Addressing senior officers at Sigonella airbase, the Deputy Secretary General thanked Italy for hosting the Alliance’s Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft, stressing that AGS is a “premier state-of-the-art capability in the field of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance”.
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NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance force achieves initial operational capability

MONS, Belgium – On 15 February NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Tod Wolters, declared the NATO AGS RQ-4D remotely piloted aircraft initially operationally ready to conduct missions. This is a major milestone for the programme, which will substantially increase the Alliance’s awareness, indications and warnings of what is happening around its borders.
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Fifth Phoenix aircraft arrives at the AGS Main Operating Base

On 12 November 2020 the fifth and last NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft arrived at the AGS Main Operating Base in Sigonella, Italy. The arrival of the RQ-4D aircraft at its home base in Europe represents a new milestone in the NATO AGS Programme, completing the NATO AGS fleet.
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Meet Laryssa Patten, an engineer working to keep NATO’s technological edge in space

Laryssa Patten is a Canadian space engineer and expert working at NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency. Together with experts from other NATO Allies, she helps enhance NATO’s space technologies and services.
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Fourth NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft arrives at Sigonella

The fourth NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft arrived on 26 July 2020 at its new homebase in Sigonella, Italy. The landing marks yet another step for NATO on its way to acquiring a total of five RQ-4D remotely piloted aircraft.
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Third NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Aircraft arrives at Sigonella

The third NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft arrived on 15 July 2020 at its new homebase in Sigonella, Italy. The landing marks yet another step for NATO on its way to acquiring a total of five RQ-4D remotely piloted aircraft.
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Mobile equipment at Sigonella transferred to NATO AGS Force

The NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Programme marked another milestone in mid-March with the transfer of the first part of the mobile deployable component of the AGS system to the NATO AGS Force in Sigonella, Italy.
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NATO Secretary General visits Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft in Italy

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the arrival of two Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) remotely piloted aircraft at a ceremony in Sigonella, Italy on Friday (17 January 2020). The Secretary General outlined the importance of the AGS system, which will enable commanders to identify threats and view conditions on the ground, in any weather. “One single drone can watch over a territory with the comparable size of Poland,” he said.
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Second NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Aircraft arrives in Europe

The second NATO AGS remotely piloted aircraft landed in Sigonella, Italy on Thursday, 19 December 2019 at 14:39 local time.
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First NATO AGS remotely piloted aircraft ferries to Main Operating Base in Italy

The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft landed in Sigonella, Italy at 16h46 local time on Thursday (21 November 2019), marking an important step in the delivery of the AGS Program.

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