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Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS): A key capability during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

04 June 2020

Strategic airlift capabilities are important to ensure that NATO Allies are able to deploy their forces and equipment rapidly and wherever they are required. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the NATO-supported Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) has played a key role enabling NATO nations to airlift urgent medical equipment and respond to the crisis.


NSPA delivers COVID-19 testing laboratory to NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) Mission

27 May 2020
Luxembourg, 27 May 2020 – The protection of our troops and civilian deployed in operations remains paramount. In its commitment to assist NATO nations and partners in the fight against COVID-19, NSPA has delivered a COVID-19 testing laboratory, together with three laboratory technicians, to increase the testing capacity of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission service members.


The Multinational MRTT Fleet project makes steady progress

14 May 2020
The current global crisis has emphasised the need for multinational cooperation and the ability of Allied armed forces to respond to a broad range of missions in different operating environments. In this context, the newest NSPA multinational programme, the Multinational Multi-Role Tanker and Transport Fleet (MMF), stands out as a unique example of successful cooperation among NATO and EU Agencies and nations, enabling participating nations to be flexible and to rapidly respond to emergencies in multiple capability domains.


COVID-19 Missions: Third SALIS mission in support to Poland lands with 56 tons of medical supplies

12 May 2020
Luxembourg, 12 May 2020 – Another AN-124 aircraft arrived yesterday afternoon at Wroclaw airport, Poland, carrying about 56 tons of face shields and gowns as part of efforts to combat COVID-19. This is the third mission tasked by the Polish Ministry of Defence to the Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS). In total, Poland has airlifted about 170 tons of medical supplies.


NSPA continues to support Allied nations through key COVID-19 relief acquisition and transport: New deliveries for Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Romania and Greece

11 May 2020
While supply chains for COVID-19 supplies are more disrupted than ever, the demand for personal protective equipment continues to increase and high transport restrictions remain, NSPA continues to support Allied nations through key COVID-19 relief acquisition and transport, while drawing on economies of scale. Last week, NSPA procured more than 18 tons of protective medical equipment for Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Romania and Greece as part of its efforts to help contain the spread of the virus. The supplies were airlifted by Cargolux from Shanghai to Luxembourg, and from there onwards to final destination.