NATO Support and Procurement Agency - new name and expanded capabilities
01 April 2015
Effective 1st April 2015 the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) will become the NATO Support and Procurement Agency. This change marks the expansion of Agency capabilities to include all aspects of systems procurement from initial acquisition throughout sustainment.
The mission of the NATO Support and Procurement Organisation is to provide responsive, effective and cost-efficient acquisition, including armaments procurement; logistics;operational and systems support and services to the Allies, NATO Military Authorities and partner nations, individually and collectively, in time of peace, crisis and war, in order to maximize the ability and flexibility of their armed forces, contingents, and other relevant organisations, within the guidance provided by the NAC, to execute their core missions.
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency brings the full spectrum of 21st century logistics and acquisition capabilities under one organisation to ensure NATO allies and partners can maximize the effectiveness of their defence and logistics efforts. From acquisition and through-life support to system disposal and operational logistics support, NSPA capabilities, products and services offer integrated procurement and logistic solutions to support current and future national requirements to allies and partners.
NSPA is now even more effectively positioned to offer the full range of design, acquisition, logistics and procurement support services for complete weapon systems across five distinct capability areas:
- Systems Procurement and Life Cycle Management,
- Support to Operations and Exercises,
- Strategic Transport and Storage,
- Logistics Services and Project Management,
- Fuel Management.
Reorganizing the support activity to match these new capability areas will occur over the course of the coming months and the Agency stands ready for new acquisition programmes to join.