This NATO program was initiated to support joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for all the 28 NATO allies and to give commanders a comprehensive picture of the situation on the ground:
It will be made available to the Alliance in the 2017-2018 timeframe.
The system developed within the AGS project will protect ground troops and civilian populations, improve border control and maritime safety, help with the fight against terrorism and enhance crisis management and humanitarian assistance operations in response to natural disasters.
It can be operational in all-weather, persistent, wide-area terrestrial and maritime surveillance in near real-time.
The AGS system is being acquired by 15 Allies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States) and all the Allies will contribute to the development of the AGS capability.