Nations launch major infrastructure redevelopment project at NSPA site in Capellen
25 June 2019
The NATO Support and Procurement Organisation (NSPO) members have approved plans to redevelop the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) site in Capellen, Luxembourg. As a multi-phased process, the nations approved the first phase of redevelopment that will launch an ambitious programme works aimed at modernising the NSPA infrastructure in Luxembourg over the next decades. This project is one of the Agency’s highest priorities, ultimately providing NSPA with an adaptable work environment and increased workspace to accommodate the rapidly expanding workforce. The first phase of redevelopment is focused primarily on the construction of a new professional office building for 400 people and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
NSPO nations and NSPA bid farewell to NSPO Chairperson
24 June 2019
Last week, members of the NATO Support and Procurement Organisation (NSPO) Agency Supervisory Board (ASB) and NSPA senior management bade farewell to Jennifer Hubbard (Canada) who has served as the NSPO Chairperson for three years.
NSPA-managed Multi-Role Tanker Transporter gets Self-Protection System
19 June 2019
At the Paris Air Show yesterday, the NSPA General Manager, Peter Dohmen, launched the successful integration of a self-protections system to the multi-role tanker transporter aircraft alongside representatives from the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), Elbit Systems and Airbus. This self-protection system adds security and operational flexibility to the fleet which is capable of strategic airlift, air-to-air refuelling and medical evacuation.
Due to more nations participating in the Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) programme and of the number of aircraft to be procured, NSPA and OCCAR have revised the Cooperation Agreement originally signed in 2014 for the management of the programme. Through this revised Cooperation Agreement, NSPA will acquire eight Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft and will carry out the mission and tasks stipulated by its governing body, the NATO Support and Procurement Organisation. The OCCAR Executive Administration will act as the contract-executing agent for the MMF Acquisition Contract with Airbus, which also includes three optional aircraft to accommodate future growth of the programme up to eleven MRTTs. This cooperation between the two organisations is resulting in a success story that will help mitigate one of Europe’s critical capability shortfalls.