Major-General Manuel de Matos Gravilha CHAMBEL visits NSPA

13 November 2012


On 30 October, NSPA General Manager Mike Lyden welcomed Major-General Manuel de Matos Gravilha CHAMBEL and his delegation for an official fact-finding visit. This was Major-General CHAMBEL's first visit to NSPA since his appointment as Director of the Portuguese MoD Armament and Defense Infrastructures Directorate (DGAIED) in 2011.

Mr Lyden provided some background on Agencies Reform and the transition to the new NATO Support Agency then gave an overview of Reform implementation in NSPA. Further briefings focused on areas of specific interest to Major-General CHAMBEL and his party, covering current activities and opportunities for future cooperation. In the afternoon, the Portuguese delegation visited the Rockets, Missiles, Unmanned Aerial Systems and Combat Vehicles Programme's workshop and NSPA's warehouses.

Following beneficial discussions on current activities and possible common future endeavours, the visit concluded with a clear understanding of how to enhance cooperation between Portugal and NSPA.