PIT-RADWAR S.A. and NAGSMO sign the deal for the AGS CSOP project
On 17 October 2017, at the headquarters of PIT-RADWAR S.A in Warsaw, the deal was signed for the AGS CSOP Project. Under the contract PIT-RADWAR S.A. will design and execute access functionalities intended for national users (Program members and associated countries) and covering data collected in the framework of the NATO AGS Program.
The meeting was attended by Rafał Kowalczyk – CEO of PIT-RADWAR S.A., Janusz Wieczorek – Board Member of PIT-RADWAR S.A., Alicja Tomkiewicz - PIT-RADWAR S.A. Sales Director, the representatives of NAGSMO: Jim Edge – General Manager, Wilhelm Feussner - Program Control Manager, Jurate Cizauskaite – Assistant Contracting Officer, the representative of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa [Polish Armament Group] – Adam Lesiński, Board Member of PGZ SA, and the representatives of the Polish Ministry of Defense: emeritus division general, pilot Henryk Pietrzak, and colonel Radosław Kwiatkowski.
The NATO AGS is the Alliance Ground Surveillance System dedicated to secure NATO civil and military authorities, to be used at diverse levels of command and control to provide on-going information about the situation on the ground of own troops, as well as neutral and enemy armed forces, nearly in real time and with accuracy which allows for the planning and launching of strikes and execution of other operating tasks on ground targets.
After 2002, 23 NATO countries declared their willingness to join the NATO AGS Initiative, and the relevant Memorandum of Understanding was ultimately signed by 15 countries, including Poland. According to the NATO AGS membership conditions, the industry of the participating country will be commissioned to execute the package of works in order to partly compensate/reimburse the financial contribution of that party (from 50 to 100% of the total spending). In 2009 Poland withdrew from the NATO AGS, and after rejoining the Program in 2013, it received the declaration on the prospective involvement of the Polish Industry in the development of some parts of the system.
PIT-RADWAR S.A has been selected as the main representative of the Polish Defense to act as a cooperating party of the general contractor of the AGS Program – Northrop Grumman Corp., and to execute some works under the AGS CSOP project.
The purpose of AGS CSOP is to provide “the national client” with the functionalities required to use remotely basic data on ground targets collected by the AGS System in order to develop new information products which will enhance situational awareness. AGS data will be displayed on the mobile hardware, so called “CSOP Client”, via the CSOP Server. The CSOP Server will perform administrative tasks, will provide the client with the secure access to data and with the functionalities of transferring classified information in unsecured network connections.
“AGS CSOP is a project of prime importance for our company” – said the CEO of PIT-RADWAR S.A. Rafał Kowalczyk. “We promise that its implementation will involve all our capabilities as we truly want to celebrate its full success in 3 years”.
PIT-RADWAR will execute works related to the design, programming and installation of the CSOP Server and the CSOP Client.
The contract value is estimated at EUR 10,650,000.00, and its timeline spans over 33 months.