The Chairman of the Multilateral Multi Role Tanker Transporter Fleet (MMF) Executive Board (MEB), Navy Commodore Dick Kreiter, gave Command over the Multinational MRTT Unit (MMU) to Colonel Jurgen van der Biezen, by handing him the MMF flag. Colonel van de Biezen is now the first MMU Commander. The ceremony took place at Eindhoven airbase in The Netherlands, the future Main Operating Base for the MMF. Members of the MEB, The MMF support partnership committee, national representatives of the MMF nations, Airbus, OCCAR, EDA, NSPA and members of the MMU attended the ceremony.
Celebrating 10 years of the Strategic Airlift Capability
27 June 2019
On Thursday (27 June) the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC), which is comprised of the operational unit the Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW), and the NATO Airlift Management Programme (NAMP), an integrated part of NSPA, celebrates ten years of flight operations, providing efficient, flexible and cooperative strategic airlift for its member nations.
Nations launch major infrastructure redevelopment project at NSPA site in Capellen
25 June 2019
The NATO Support and Procurement Organisation (NSPO) members have approved plans to redevelop the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) site in Capellen, Luxembourg. As a multi-phased process, the nations approved the first phase of redevelopment that will launch an ambitious programme works aimed at modernising the NSPA infrastructure in Luxembourg over the next decades. This project is one of the Agency’s highest priorities, ultimately providing NSPA with an adaptable work environment and increased workspace to accommodate the rapidly expanding workforce. The first phase of redevelopment is focused primarily on the construction of a new professional office building for 400 people and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
NSPO nations and NSPA bid farewell to NSPO Chairperson
24 June 2019
Last week, members of the NATO Support and Procurement Organisation (NSPO) Agency Supervisory Board (ASB) and NSPA senior management bade farewell to Jennifer Hubbard (Canada) who has served as the NSPO Chairperson for three years.
NSPA-managed Multi-Role Tanker Transporter gets Self-Protection System
19 June 2019
At the Paris Air Show yesterday, the NSPA General Manager, Peter Dohmen, launched the successful integration of a self-protections system to the multi-role tanker transporter aircraft alongside representatives from the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), Elbit Systems and Airbus. This self-protection system adds security and operational flexibility to the fleet which is capable of strategic airlift, air-to-air refuelling and medical evacuation.