Following the assessment and recommendations of the NSPA AFSC Project Office and the Strategic Commands, three high-level conceptual approaches were identified for further analysis through three separate Risk Reduction and Feasibility Studies (RRFS).
NSPA has recently launched a competition for those detailed studies. Through RRFS, Industry will further develop the proposed AFSC concepts and demonstrate their technical and operational feasibility for 2035 and beyond.
The studies will be followed by further technical and operational assessment by NATO and national Subject Matter Experts, resulting in the selection of a single preferred technical concept. "The AFSC is breaking new ground in NATO's capability development through its requirements-driven and analytical approach. This second call for risk and feasibility studies brings us one step closer to define the future surveillance, command and control capability. We are not making a shopping list of future AFSC systems, we are inviting industry to contribute with their technology vision and ideas to this significant conceptual development."explained Mr Cagatay Soyer, NSPA AFSC Project Manager.
The results of the Risk Reduction and Feasibility Studies are expected to guide collective, multinational and national capability development efforts by the Allies, based on potential capability gaps to be identified after the completion of the studies.