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First NATO AGS remotely piloted aircraft ferries to Main Operating Base in Italy

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The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft arrived at the AGS Main Operating Base in Sigonella, Italy on 21 November 2019.

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The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft landed in Sigonella, Italy at 16h46 local time on 21 November 2019, marking an important step in the delivery of the NATO AGS Programme.

The aircraft took off on 20 November 2019 from Palmdale Air Base in California, USA at 10h00 local time and landed 22 hours later in its new home at the AGS Main Operating Base in Sicily.

The NATO AGS RQ-4D remotely piloted aircraft is based on the US Air Force’s Block 40 Global Hawk, developed by Northrop Grumman. It has been uniquely adapted to NATO requirements, to provide a state-of-the art Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability to NATO, to the benefit of all NATO Allies.

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  1. (00:00) – NATO AGS RQ-4D AIRCRAFT FLIES AFTER HAVING TAKEN OFF FROM PALMDALE AIR BASE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
  2. (00:09) – NATO AGS RQ-4D AIRCRAFT LANDS AT AGS MAIN OPERATING BASE IN SIGONELLA, SICILY, ITALY
  3. (00:47) – NATO AGS RQ-4D AIRCRAFT TAXIS ON RUNWAY AT AGS MAIN OPERATING BASE IN SIGONELLA, SICILY, ITALY
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Video courtesy Northrop Grumman. Journalists Jeff Garrison and Alan Radecki. This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is restricted for use for other purposes.
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NATO787839