The NCI Agency and Bulgaria
The NCI Agency has a longstanding cooperation agreement in the domain of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) activities with Bulgaria through a Memorandum of Understanding, signed in 2010 and extended on 27 March 2015 for another five years.
The air surveillance capability is a critical contribution to the implementation of NATO's Readiness Action Plan (RAP), the Alliance's top priority before the Warsaw Summit in July 2016. As one of the Territorial Host Nations for the extension of NATO's new Air Command and Control System, building an enhanced and effective recognized air picture of Bulgaria is of significant importance.
NCI Agency's support to Bulgaria is part of an overall effort in assisting NATO nations with the RAP implementation, and supporting national modernization programs in the C4ISR area, in line with the "NATO Interoperability: Secure, Affordable, Fast, Easy (NISAFE) initiative."
The NCI Agency is responsible for providing advanced communications and information technology to support NATO operations and missions. It operates and defends NATO networks.