posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 09:17 AM
The Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) program began taking form following NATOís Conference of National Armaments Directorsí endorsement of the
Transatlantic Industrial Proposed Solution (TIPS) in April. As TIPS and NATO officials negotiated the two-year, 350-million euro ($423 million) design
and development contract, which they aim to sign by spring 2005, Raytheonís team continued to protest the way TIPS was selected.