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ILA 2012: NATO makes changes to configuration of AGS Global Hawks

13th September 2012 - 09:45 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Berlin

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NATO has added several key systems to its Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) as a result of lessons learnt in Operation Unified Protector over Libya, it has been revealed.

The Link 16 airborne data link, and Saturn secure radios are being fitted to the aircraft while an Automatic Identification System for shipping is being added offering the potential for the aircraft to be used in the anti-piracy mission, according to officials from the programme, speaking at the ILA Airshow in Berlin. The additions follow the launch of the long-talked about AGS programme during the NATO Summit in Chicago in May.

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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