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Terma System for NATO AGS Passed Verification and Accreditation


Terma’s Automated Target Recognition & Identification System for NATO AGS Program Passed Formal Verification and Accreditation.


Aarhus, Denmark - The Automatic Target Recognition/Automatic Target Identification Capability (ATR/ATID) developed by Danish Defense and Security company Terma on a contract with NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA) has successfully passed the Formal Verification and Security Accreditation. The system is now installed at the operational site at Sigonella Airbase at Sicily.

The delivery of the system is implemented according to the contractual schedule.

The ATR/ATID Capability will assist the operators in the control room in interpreting Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data from the remote-controlled Global Hawk aircraft using Artificial Intelligence techniques.

”The ATR/ATID Capability developed by Terma will provide increased intelligence data processing for the NATO AGS operators in the surveillance of large areas,“ says NAGSMA General Manager Volker Samanns.

“It also shows the specific competences of Terma in developing and managing demanding software projects together with NAGSMA”, he added.

“To fulfill this exiting program, Terma has brought several of our core competences within radar technology and signal processing in play, and I’m convinced it will benefit the operational value of the NATO AGS system”, says Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Steen M. Lynenskjold, Terma.

The next step in Terma’s involvement is to secure a complete integration of the ATR/ATID Capability into the AGS Core system which is in the process of being delivered and installed this year. According to plans, this will be finalized end of 2020.

Alliance Ground Surveillance

The NATO AGS capability is being acquired by 15 NATO countries and will be made available to the Alliance. All NATO nations will contribute to the development of the AGS system through financial contributions covering the establishment of the AGS Main Operating Base as well as to communications and life cycle support of the AGS capability. The NATO-owned and -operated AGS Core capability will enable the Alliance to perform persistent surveillance over wide areas from high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft, operating at considerable stand-off distances and in any weather or light condition.

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