A multinational team bidding for NATO's Airborne Ground Surveillance (AGS) system is betting that a high-altitude platform that is smaller and cheaper to operate can beat a rival's proposal for a modified commercial jet. The 3.2 billion euro ($3.5 billion) AGS program aims to develop a capability similar to the U.S. Air Force's E-8 Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS). The competition appears focused on the widely different airborne platforms proposed by a ...


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