LUXEMBOURG – Sweden is now participating in the Naval Logistics Support Partnership as an Associate State. The Cooperation Agreement was signed on 16 December 2022 by the General Manager of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), on behalf of the NATO Support and Procurement Office (NSPO), and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden, represented by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, signed on 16 December 2022.
Sweden initially participated the Naval Logistics Support Partnership in 2012 as a Trial State, and later signed a sales agreement in May 2019.
The Swedish Navy is one of the most enduring navies in the world. Founded in 1522, it celebrated its 500th anniversary last year. After careful evaluation of the Partnership's capabilities and its own logistics needs, Sweden decided to enhance their participation within the Naval Logistics Support Partnership by requesting Associate State status in March 2022.
The Naval Logistics Support Partnership (NLSP), established in 2010, is comprised of 19 NATO members and Partners for Peace. Through this Support Partnership, NSPA enable participating nations to increase their military effectiveness, by managing and performing logistics activities on their behalf, including Naval Operational Support (NOS), port services, Naval Technical Support (NTS), procurement support, transportation, and engineering and technical support.