Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC)

In 2016 at the Warsaw Summit, NATO launched Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) 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 variations of system of systems that are interoperable 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.

NSPA, as Host Nation for the Concept Stage, is committed to continued engagement with Industry early on to collaborate and define innovative possibilities for NATO’s future surveillance and control capabilities.


Industry Portal

NSPA has created the industry web portal as a platform where Industry can collaborate, share company profiles, and find relevant AFSC documentation.

To register for the portal, please click here.

If you already have an account, please click here.


Background

The Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) has been NATO’s key surveillance and control asset since the 1980s, and is planned to retire in 2035 after 50 years of service. To plan for the required follow-on capability, at the 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 the 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 multi-domain systems in time before the AWACS fleet retirement.

NSPA has formed the AFSC Project Office with dedicated staff to manage the AFSC Concept Stage activities in close collaboration with other NATO bodies, Nations and Industry.



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