Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS)
Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) is an advanced system of air, ground and support segments, providing on the ground situational awareness. The decision to acquire AGS capabilities will support operations such as border control and maritime safety, protection of ground troops and civilian populations, counter-terrorism, crisis management and humanitarian assistance in natural disasters.
The system includes an airborne ground surveillance radar sensor and an extensive suite of network-centric enabled data links. Mobile and transportable ground stations provide an interface between the AGS system and interoperable NATO and national systems.
NATO's five AGS will be operated and maintained on behalf of all 30 Allies. It will be a major contributor to the Alliance's Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.