|17 Jan. 2020 ||
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.
|21 Nov. 2019 ||
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.
|20 Dec. 2015 ||
First NATO AGS aircraft gets off the ground
The first of five NATO Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) conducted a successful first flight in California on Saturday (19 December). Taking off from Palmdale Airbase, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) UAV aircraft successfully soared to 40,000 feet before landing at Edwards Air Force Base 2.5 hours later.
|14 Dec. 2015 ||
NATO AGS programme industries reach important milestone (NAGSMA Press Release)
During the 4 last weeks, NATO AGS programme industries reached an important milestone regarding the delivery of critical assets for the AGS ground segment.
|05 Jun. 2015 ||
Progress on AGS with completion of first NATO-owned air vehicle
The first of NATO’s five unmanned air vehicles rolled off the factory line in San Diego on Thursday, 4 June 2015. The Global Hawk Block 40 is part of the Alliance Ground Surveillance Program (AGS). The NATO-owned and -operated AGS core capability will enable the Alliance to perform persistent surveillance over wide areas from high-altitude long-endurance aircraft in any weather or light condition. The system will give commanders a comprehensive picture of the situation on the ground.
|04 Nov. 2014 ||
Fuselage of second NATO AGS UAV completed
NAGSMA General Manager, Jim Edge, and NAGSMO Chairman, Erling Wang announced that the Fuselage of the second NATO AGS UAV has been completed at Northrop-Grumman’s plant at Moss Point (Mississippi, USA). The fuselage already arrived to Palmdale, California in order to complete the production.
|28 Apr. 2005 ||
NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance Programme gains momentum
This morning, as a result of work done at the twice-annual meeting of NATO’s Conference of National Armaments Directors, NATO signed a 23 million Euro contract with the Transatlantic Industrial Proposed Solution (TIPS) consortium, as a key part of the Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme.
|21 Nov. 2002 ||
NATO AGS radar cooperation statement of intent
NATO welcomes the news that six of its member nations, from both sides of the Atlantic, have joined together to pursue cooperative development of a radar that will be an essential element of an Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) capability.
|25 Sep. 2009 ||
NATO’s Allied Ground Surveillance programme signature finalised
The 15 nations¹ participating in NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme have completed the signature process of the Programme Memorandum of Understanding (PMOU). This is a significant step towards realizing this essential operational capability for NATO.
|26 Oct. 2006 ||
Missile defence and ground surveillance progress
Armaments Directors from the 26 NATO countries moved forward on two key NATO capabilities initiatives, Alliance Ground Surveillance and Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence.