AFSC Industry Day an outstanding success

12 April 2018

NSPA held the first Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) Industry Day this week in Capellen, with almost 100 industry representatives participating.

Industry participation is crucial to the success of AFSC Concept Stage as NATO allies define options for future surveillance and control capabilities. Approximately 80 companies from 20 different nations received information on the AFSC project and NSPA’s plans for future industry involvement starting from 2019. NSPA, as host nation for the Concept Stage, will work with industry to develop the initial concepts and feasibility studies for AFSC.

"This was truly a ground breaking event not just for NSPA but wider NATO, improving early engagement and transparency with industry to ensure success.  It was extremely well executed and managed as a cross Agency endeavour,” highlighted NSPA Chief of Staff Mr Paul Hammond.

NSPA is committed to engaging industry early in the programme and bring industry perspectives into the development of future surveillance and control capabilities. 

Industry representatives expressed their appreciation for this first Industry Day and highlighted the importance of continued dialogue and interaction with the Agency in order to prepare for future AFSC activities.