Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC)

2nd NSPA Industry Day

The 2nd Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) Industry Day with the interactive engagement of more than 120 industry representatives and national delegates was held early November 2018 at NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA).

The Industry Day provided participating industry representatives with further information and an update on the AFSC project as it reaches the end of its first phase by the end of this year focusing on high-level requirements and architectures. Additionally, the Industry Day allowed companies to meet the AFSC management team as well as representatives from NSPA, ACT and NCIA who contribute to the future development of AFSC capabilities.

Participants commended the AFSC industry day as an excellent, proactive information and communication platform that allows a lively and engaged exchange.

NSPA is committed to continuing industry engagement in the next phases of the project.

AFSC Industry Web Portal

As outcome of the 1st AFSC Industry Day (10 April 2018), AFSC PO has established an AFSC Industry Web Portal that was introduced on the 2nd AFSC Industry Day (5 November 2018). The web portal provides a platform to share information amongst AFSC PO and industries/companies/institutes interested in the AFSC project such as industry day presentations, company profiles etc.

For suppliers already registered with the NSPA AFSC Industry Web Portal, use this link. Unregistered companies must use this link.

AFSC information

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.

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