NSPA Industry Day - NATO Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) - 10 April 2018 - Capellen, G.D. Luxembourg

BACKGROUND


In 2016 Summit in Warsaw, NATO launched the Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) specifically to develop options for future NATO surveillance and control capabilities.

Through this initiative, NATO is fundamentally redefining how it conducts surveillance and control in the future. This means working in partnership with experts from a range of communities including science, technologies, military and industry.

NATO is studying new technologies and exploring potential mixes of air, ground, space and unmanned systems, connecting together to collect and share information. These studies will help inform future decisions by NATO, individual allies or multinational groups to acquire new capabilities.

In February 2017, the North Atlantic Council initiated the AFSC Concept Stage with NSPA as the lead NATO agency to conduct studies and develop technical concepts.


THE EVENT


During this AFSC Industry Day NSPA will provide participating industry representatives with an overview of the AFSC project. The overall aim is to identify and engage relevant industry partners from NATO nations who would like to receive information on the project and potentially contribute to its future development.

Please note that this event is neither a pre-qualification nor a solicitation conference, but an opportunity for industry to learn how NSPA intends to manage potential future business opportunities during the AFSC Concept Stage. It is also an invitation to industry to help shape the way ahead.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE


To participate you must be invited. If you wish to receive an invitation to this conference, please send an email to afsc_industry_day@nspa.nato.int not later than 22 February 2018 30 March 2018, providing a point of contact and a succinct statement specifically and clearly explaining your company’s area of competence and capability. An official invitation with the agenda and the registration form will be sent to you thereafter.

Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC)



The Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) has been NATO’s key surveillance and control asset since 1980s. It is currently planned that the NATO’s AWACS fleet will retire in 2035 after 50 years of service. To plan for the required follow-on capability, in 2016 Summit in Warsaw, NATO launched Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) specifically to develop options for future NATO surveillance and control capabilities.

In February 2017, the North Atlantic Council initiated AFSC Concept Stage with NSPA as the lead NATO agency to conduct studies and develop technical concepts. These studies will help inform future decisions by NATO, individual nations or multinational groups to acquire new systems in time before the AWACS fleet retirement.

NSPA has formed the AFSC Project Office to manage the AFSC Concept Stage activities in collaboration with other NATO bodies, the nations and industry.

ISO 9011