BERLIN — The protracted process to put NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance system on contract is now in its final phase, with a go-ahead targeted by the time alliance leaders meet in Lisbon in November. The makeup of the AGS program has changed multiple times; at one point the U.S. tried to convince NATO simply to buy E-8C Joint STARS aircraft, then the alliance considered a mixed fleet of manned and unmanned aircraft before finally settling on an all-UAV fleet based around the U.S. Air ...


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