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German sensor specialist Hensoldt and L3Harris Technologies from the USA want to jointly develop new capabilities for NATO’s Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) programme. To this end, the two companies have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to pool their expertise in the field of platform-independent mission solutions, Hensoldt writes in a statement.

Under the cooperation, Hensoldt will contribute capabilities in active and passive sensors, sensor data fusion and network management, among others.

According to L3Harris, the two companies’ team will explore open systems, multi-function solutions and data-centric concepts as part of its system-of-systems approach. The aim is to improve the military capabilities of the NATO alliance by 2035 and beyond, it said.