To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

How drone interoperability could impact NATO readiness

16th May 2024 - 10:58 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force RQ-4D drone can fly for more than 30 hours (Photo: NATO)

NATO member states have been building and procuring diverse UAVs making integration across the alliance a challenge.

NATO countries could face serious issues in jointly deploying their drones on the battlefield. As the members of the alliance have been individually developing and acquiring UAVs, the low degree of interoperability could impact their readiness.

Issues connecting those systems in a network and enabling them to communicate with each other and share information can delay target identification and engagement processes in addition to hampering coordinated swarm attacks.

In a high-intensity conflict, it could threaten the safety of troops and equipment, and reduce levels of ISR and strike capacities.

Speaking on 13 May, Federico Borsari, Leonardo Fellow at the Washington-based think tank

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

Read full bio

Share to