Roma 21 June 2017 12:20
- Leonardo will develop, execute and maintain services for the ground-based elements of NATO AGS, from the supply of spare parts to operator training
- The “Alliance Ground Surveillance” (AGS) programme will provide security for civilians and ground forces in NATO countries and will help improve crisis management via the use of remotely-piloted aircraft and ground systems
- Within the NATO AGS programme, Leonardo is also responsible for the development of the Mission Operation Support (MOS) systems and the Transportable General Ground Stations (TGGS).
Leonardo, a member of the primary Northrop Grumman-led industrial team for the delivery of the NATO AGS Core System, has been chosen to develop and deliver the NATO AGS Logistics Information System (ALIS).
Leonardo won the international competitive bid to deliver an integrated logistics platform and has signed a contract with the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA). The ALIS will be used by NATO to support the management of operations and maintenance services at the Main Operating Base (MOB) in Sigonella (Syracuse – Italy), in deployed locations and by NATO logistic support management organisations during the AGS Core System life cycle.
Main ALIS functions will allow for the planning, control and management of the supply chain, maintenance and repair activities, field service activities, accounting, warehousing and for personnel employment and training. The ALIS will be also used to maintain the NATO AGS Core baseline and configuration in supporting the maintenance organisation’s requirement to comply with Continued and Continuing Air Worthiness norms.
Within the NATO AGS programme, Leonardo is also responsible for the development of the Mission Operation Support (MOS) systems and the Transportable General Ground Stations (TGGS). One of the main functions of the MOS and TGGS is to collect data and images from the remotely-piloted aircraft for processing and intelligence analysis. Leonardo will also deliver the Wide Band Data Link (WBDL) which provides line-of-sight communication between the ground segment and the system’s unmanned aerial vehicles.