On 11 May 2015, the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) signed a €92.5M contract with ThalesRaytheonSystems for a significant upgrade to NATO's current missile defence command and control capability.
By bringing new capabilities to NATO's Air Command and Control System (ACCS), the contract will strengthen and expand the functionality of NATO's existing missile defence command and control system. This will allow the Alliance to link national sensors and interceptors, with NATO's Air Command in Ramstein, Germany, to plan and execute a missile defence battle
"The execution of this contract will be a major step forward for NATO's missile defence," said Koen Gijsbers, NCI Agency's General Manager. "This contract further merges two of NATO's largest common funded investments – air and missile defence – paving the way for an integrated approach. What is important now is its timely execution."
NCI Agency's General Manager, Koen Gijsbers, and ThalesRaytheonSystems' CEO, Philippe Duhamel, signed the contract at the NCI Agency Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The project involves a transatlantic industrial base across 8 Nations and 15 industry partners.
"ThalesRaytheonSystems is very proud to continue to work for NATO on Missile Defence. We will launch additional functions on top of the ones we develop for the satisfaction of the user community. We are committed to deliver them in order to ensure more integration with nations' systems," said Philippe Duhamel, CEO of ThalesRaytheonSystems.