International Team to Develop Future NATO Surveillance Concepts

Led by L3Harris, the team will adopt a data-centric, platform-agnostic approach to create ‘system of systems’ options for surveillance and control capabilities for NATO’s Alliance Future Surveillance and Control program By DA Reporter / 26 Jul 2021
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L3Harris Technologies and a team of leading European defense and technology companies have been selected to develop future surveillance concepts for NATO to replace the organization’s aging Boeing E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System fleet by 2035.

The team will adopt a data-centric, platform-agnostic approach to create ‘system of systems’ options for surveillance and control capabilities for NATO’s Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) program.

”L3Harris has the skill and experience to address AFSC program complexities across all domains – air, land, sea, space and cyber,” said Charles R. Davis, Vice President International, L3Harris. 

“The team has approached the Risk Reduction Feasibility Study phase with an open mind towards the platforms and digital architectures that will best achieve NATO’s objectives. It is critical to give NATO and the member nations as much flexibility as possible in developing an advanced technology, highly adaptive, cost-effective AFSC concept shaped to meet evolving hybrid challenges.”

The L3Harris team harnesses the strengths of multiple global defense companies to offer engineering innovation, battle-winning capability experience, and a shared vision to increase the effectiveness of future NATO military operations.

L3Harris has not yet revealed the names of its team members.

“NATO has made it very clear that its objective is to ensure data and information are placed at the heart of all future AFSC capabilities,” said Dave Johnson, Vice President, Strategy, Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris. 

“With our data-centric, platform-agnostic architecture approach and experience building Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) capabilities, the L3Harris team is committed to working with NATO, studying all aspects of its flagship program and developing a concept for joint all-domain surveillance and control for the AFSC program.”

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