NATO Patriot batteries are operational in Turkey
25 February 2013
Following deployment of PATRIOT systems in the context of the NATO-led operation in Turkey, the NSPA PATRIOT Support Programme (LP) has been closely cooperating with several of its Support Partnership (SP) Member Nations in order to provide accelerated item support for selected components.
The Programme liaised with relevant industries to accelerate scheduled item deliveries and shorten repair timelines. In addition, LP has offered a round-the-clock stand-by duty service, which would allow duly authorized representatives of SP Member Nations to contact LP staff outside normal duty hours for the purpose of processing any urgent requests related to the mission.
Furthermore, considering the expected increase in "wear and tear" of weapon systems utilized in such missions, initial analysis and discussions have started in order to evaluate the level of additional maintenance activities required at the time when Nations will return their PATRIOT systems back to their home installations.