NSPA's purpose is to enable NATO as the lead organization for multinational acquisition, support and sustainment.
NSPA brings together, in a single organization,
acquisition, logistics, medical and infrastructure capabilities including the
related procurement function to answer a vast variety of customer requirements
in all domain: air, ground, maritime, cyber and space. These range from the
multinational acquisition of complex platforms, such as aircraft, helicopters
and unmanned systems, to the provision of supplies such as fuel, spare parts
and ammunition, or services such as maintenance of radars for air defence, or
deployable infrastructure, transportation, medical and catering services.
Since its establishment in 1958, NSPA acquires, operates, and maintains everything through an unbiased link between industry and the nations, enabling the consolidation and centralisation of logistics management functions, providing a "cradle to grave" support and allowing its customers
to achieve economies of scale.
Over 60,000 companies are registered in the NSPA source file, of which 10,000 are actively doing business with NSPA's customers.
NSPA is a customer-funded agency, operating on a "no profit - no loss" basis.
NSPA is headquartered in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, with main operational centres in France, Hungary and Italy. The Agency employs around 1,550 staff and overseeing over 500 contractors in NATO's missions across the world.