Airbus Defence and Area along with Northrop Grumman Company (NYSE: NOC) and 7 industrial gamers forming the ASPAARO (Atlantic Strategic Partnership for Superior All-domain Resilient Operations) group have been chosen by the NATO Assist and Procurement Company (NSPA) to conduct one among three Threat Discount and Feasibility Research (RRFS). The research intention to recommend technical options for the Alliance Future Surveillance and Management (AFSC). In November 2021, Airbus with subcontractors Northrop Grumman, BAE Methods (UK), Exence (Poland), GMV (Spain), IBM (US), KONGSBERG (Norway), Lockheed Martin (US) and MDA (Canada) submitted a proposal to NSPA outlining how this transatlantic group would deal with the complexities of NATO’s future functionality necessities.

“Airbus is dedicated to a long-lasting cooperation with NATO and its member nations on the Alliance Future Surveillance and Management (AFSC) programme. The present disaster state of affairs is a reminder that vigilance in addition to surveillance and management capabilities are of key significance to the defence of the Alliance. Airbus Defence and Area is main the ASPAARO group which shall be contributing to the Threat Discount and Feasibility Research. The main focus is on a cross-domain totally distributed system to create probably the most dependable, resilient and succesful resolution for NATO’s future surveillance and management,” mentioned Michael Schoellhorn, CEO of Airbus Defence and Area.


The collection of the ASPAARO group as a examine associate represents an vital step towards offering NATO with unmatched tactical surveillance, command and management capabilities to beat the challenges of the long run and substitute the present Airborne Warning and Management System fleet which is able to attain the top of its service life round 2035. Over the subsequent months the ASPAARO group will carry out an intensive evaluation of a completely distributed surveillance mannequin; refine particulars; assess associated feasibility, dangers and prices; and supply a really helpful technical resolution with confirmed applied sciences, open requirements and interfaces for the multi-domain capabilities AFSC shall present.

Northrop Grumman President of Aeronautics Methods Tom Jones pressured ASPAARO’s group dedication to NATO’s safety mission. “The ASPAARO group brings collectively a few of the world’s finest engineers, scientists and system managers. The group is dedicated to providing optimum technical options to our NATO buyer’s future surveillance and safety wants.” The result of the three research will assist NATO and particular person allies make knowledgeable selections on the ultimate AFSC technical idea and acquisition of surveillance programs. Northrop Grumman is a expertise firm, centered on world safety and human discovery. The corporate pioneering options equip our prospects with capabilities they should join, advance and shield the U.S. and its allies. Pushed by a shared objective to resolve our prospects’ hardest issues, our 90,000 workers outline attainable day-after-day.