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NSPA welcomes new OCCAR Director

13 September 2019
On 12 September, OCCAR held the Handover Ceremony at the OCCAR-EA headquarters in Bonn. Mr Arturo Alfonso-Meiriño, the current OCCAR-EA Director handed over the lead of the organisation to Rear Admiral Matteo Bisceglia.


NSPA tests effectiveness of Strategic Sealift Contract

29 July 2019
Recently, NSPA conducted a successful tabletop exercise of the Strategic Sealift Contract along with the contractor, Spliethoff, and the participating nations, at the Spliethoff’s premises in Amsterdam.


Multinational MRTT Unit Inaugurated

16 July 2019
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.