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Why NATO is seeking an advanced modular air defence solution

3rd March 2023 - 11:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


Modular GBAD participant nations currently operate a broad set of air defence systems for different ranges. (Photo: NATO)

Under the Modular Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) project, ten NATO members want to rapidly develop or acquire an air defence system that can respond to threats along the very short, short and medium-range spectrum.

Aiming at rapidly procuring or developing an advanced, versatile, scalable, open-architecture solution, ten NATO countries are refining joint requirements for the Modular Ground Based Air Defence (Modular GBAD) project.

The participant nations are seeking a system that can respond to the proliferation of various types of increasingly sophisticated air threats along the very short, short and medium-range spectrum and can be tailored for individual operations.

This approach will enable Modular GBAD operators to mix and match individual components to create air defence force modules based on a single system.

Speaking to Shephard, a NATO official explained that the goal

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

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

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