Luxembourg, 13 August 2020 - Since early 2016, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has been working in the design and implementation of projects at Siauliai Air Base (Lithuania), the main operating base for NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission since 2004. Altogether, NSPA has completed 12 projects that include the restoration of five buildings, two aprons, one ramp area, one taxiway, two roads and one lighting infrastructure. In addition to those, NSPA is currently overseeing a further three infrastructure improvement projects at the Air Base that will be implemented over the next two years.
The 12 completed projects, managed by NSPA, are part of the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI). Activities under EDI represent the U.S. contribution to NATO's assurance efforts. Works included the restoration and modernization of the Air Base, covering an indoor area of 6900m2 (from which 1100m2 were newly built and 5800m2 renovated) and 39000m2 of outdoor paved surfaces.