The scope of NSPA's support to land systems has gradually expanded over the years and now embraces the entire system life cycle management, from the initial acquisition support (including project definition and design), via production and in-service support (including supply, maintenance and engineering services) to the phase-out and demilitarization stages.
Today's portfolio includes support to the following systems:
- Land combat systems: armoured vehicles and artillery systems e.g. Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), BOXER, PzH2000, LEOPARD Main Battle Tank (MBT), M60T, Tactical Land Systems)
- Combat Missiles (TOW, Spike)
- Unmanned aerial systems (several UAS types)
- Multiplatform observation systems (optical and infrared systems)
- Multiplatform navigation systems (GPS)
- Counter-battery & fire finder radars on behalf of various NATO nations or multinational organisations (i.e. OCCAR - Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en mAtière d'aRmement/ Organisation for Joint Armaments Cooperation). The supported systems are: COBRA (COunter-Battery RAdar), ARTHUR (ARTillery HUnting Radar), AN/TPQ-36 & AN/TPQ-37).
Additionally, NSPA provides Demilitarization, Dismantling and Disposal (D3) support for military equipment under the framework of the D3 Support Partnership.
Multinational cooperation is offered through Support Partnerships, but bilateral agreements are also possible.
Most of NSPA land system support is provided through the Air and Land Combat System Programme Office. A highly motivated workforce of more than 200 staff members, consisting of engineers, technicians, logisticians, procurement staff and finance experts that guarantees efficient and high quality service to customers.
Within a dynamic environment, NSPA staff remains flexible to respond to emerging support requests and, together with its customers, is constantly exploiting new cost-effective business opportunities. This effort has led to a continuous expansion of the portfolio. The benefits of strong in-house engineering skill and the test equipment and infrastructure of the workshop, enables the Agency to take on new tasks and to develop solutions to meet future challenges.