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Four down, one to go for NATO AGS Force

27th July 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The fourth and penultimate RQ-4D UAV in the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Force arrived at Sigonella Air Base in Italy on 26 July after a non-stop transatlantic flight.

‘The arrival of the fourth aircraft [pictured] enhances our capabilities with greater redundancy and flexibility,’ said Brig Gen Houston Cantwell, NATO AGS Force Commander. 

NATO AGS is being developed with contributions from 15 nations, including Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the US.

The programme will include five RQ-4D UAVs based on the US Air Force Block 40 Global Hawk. Along with ground elements, the UAVs are designed to meet NATO’s ISR requirements.

The entire AGS system will be handed over to the NATO AGS Force base at Sigonella once it has completed all testing and performance verification activities.

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