NATO AGS Contract Signed at NATO Summit to NORTHROP GRUMMAN-led Industry Team CASSIDIAN will Deliver Substantial Contributions to the AGS

Date: Issue 35 - September 2012

CASSIDIAN, the defence and security company of EADS, brings its expertise in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), data exploitation and secure data links into NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme. NATO completed the signing of a contract with NORTHROP GRUMMAN on May 20 at the NATO Summit in Chicago, as prime contractor, to provide the AGS Core System including air and ground segment.

EADS Deutschland GmbH, operating through Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADSwill supply the Mobile Ground Segment (MGS) entities in close cooperation with subcontracted companies in six other AGS participating nations including CzechRepublic, Estonia, Latvia,Lithuania, Slovenia and Slovakia. Cassidian’s MGS is the mobile part of the AGS Core Ground Segment responsible for the exploitation of reconnaissance sensor data and further distribution within NATO’s command structure.