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NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency

NATO is acquiring an Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system that will give commanders a picture of the situation on the ground in an area of interest.


The NATO-owned and -operated AGS Core capability will enable the Alliance to perform persistent surveillance over wide areas from high-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned air platforms operating at considerable stand-off distances and in any weather or light condition. Using advanced radar sensors, the AGS Core will continuously detect and track moving objects throughout the observed areas, as well as providing radar imagery of areas and stationary objects. 


In September 2009, the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA) has been established, after all 15 Participating Nations[1] had signed the AGS Programme Memorandum of Understanding. NAGSMA will be responsible for the procurement of the NATO AGS capability until it has reached Full Operational Capability. 


[1] AGS Participating Nations: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark,  Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway,Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, USA


The NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA) as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization hereby disclaims any overall liability arising from any inappropriate, improper or fraudulent use of the data provided to subscribers.

Furthermore, neither the Agency nor members of its Staff shall be held liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from such inappropriate, improper or fraudulent use.

Moreover, NAGSMA reserves the right to initiate any legal action it shall deem necessary.

The consultation or use of NATO data shall automatically imply full acceptance of the above disclaimer of liability.


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 NAGSMA Latest News

Dec 19, 2015 - NATO AGS First Flight Successfully Completed
Dec 7, 2015 - MGGS & TGGS Roll Out Took Place During the Last Weeks
June 4, 2015 - NATO1 UAV Unveiled by Northrop Grumann During Roll Out Ceremony
Apr 23, 2015 - NAOC Building Moving Forward at Sigonella (IT)
Mar 30, 2015 - First MGGS Truck Out of Factory

Mar 02, 2015 - NATO1 Wings on the Road to Meet NATO1 Fuselage 
More news and details available, click HERE.  

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 NAGSMA General Manager Signing the Fuselage of the First NATO AGS Global Hawk Block 40


 NATO AGS - A Building Part of NATO JISR

Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) is vital for all military operations. It provides information and intelligence to decision-makers and action-takers, helping them make informed, timely and accurate decisions.
More information available on the NATO JISR Internet page