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26 Sep. 2017

Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet expands significantly - Germany and Norway to join the MMF

In a signing ceremony on 25 September, 2017, the current Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF) acquisition contract with industry was amended to include both Germany and Norway as participants to the MMF project along with the Netherlands and Luxembourg. This contract amendment is the direct result of the German and Norwegian decision to join the overarching Memorandum of Understanding for a European multinational fleet of Airbus tanker transport aircraft during the NATO Defence Ministerial Meeting on 29 June.

29 Jun. 2017

Germany and Norway join multinational fleet of tanker-transport aircraft

NATO has taken an important step in improving its ability to refuel aircraft in mid-air, with two Allies joining a European programme to acquire and operate new tanker transport aircraft.

29 Jun. 2017

NATO Allies strengthen cooperation in the munitions sector

NATO Allies are increasingly working to share the burden of acquiring expensive defence equipment. Today (29 June 2017), a new cooperation framework has been launched, promising more favourable terms for acquiring critical land based munitions.

15 Mar. 2017

NATO develops multinational fuel handling capability to support operations

On 15 March 2017, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States signed a Letter of Intent confirming the willingness for collective fuel support to NATO operations and exercises. This was the result of a smart defence initiative on multinational fuel handling capability led by France under the auspices of the NATO Petroleum Committee.

16 Feb. 2017

Allies join multinational fleet of tanker-transport aircraft

NATO has taken another important step forward to improve its ability to refuel aircraft in mid-air, with three Allies looking to join a European programme to acquire new refuelling aircraft. Today (16 February 2017), Defence Ministers from Belgium, Germany, and Norway signed a Declaration of Intent to join a European multinational fleet of Airbus tankers, created by the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The two countries launched this initiative in July 2016 and a first order was made for two Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft, which are due to be delivered in 2020. The new agreement allows other Allies to join the programme with the provision to enlarge the fleet to up to eight aircraft.

15 Dec. 2016

NATO celebrates 25 years of munitions safety efforts

On 15 December 2016, NATO’s Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) celebrated 25 years of improving participating nations’ efforts to develop, procure and use safer munitions with designed-in protection against accidents.

15 Dec. 2016

Group of Allies sign off on initial multinational Precision Guided Munitions order

Today (15 December 2016) the NATO Support and Procurement Agency signed an agreement with the United States to acquire Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) on behalf of a multinational cooperation framework that brings together eight NATO Allies - Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and Spain.

26 Oct. 2016

Multinational acquisition group for Precision Guided Munitions welcomes ninth member

Today, Poland officially joined Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and Spain as the ninth participant in the Smart Defence project on the multinational provision of air-to-ground precision-guided munitions. During a signing ceremony at NATO Headquarters, Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz and his Danish counterpart – representing the lead nation of this effort – signed an amended Memorandum of Understanding to mark Poland’s accession.

6 Oct. 2016

NATO's AWACS flights reach milestone: 1,000th patrol over Eastern Europe

NATO AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) reconnaissance planes flew their 1000th flight over Eastern Europe on Wednesday (5 October). This milestone sends a strong signal of NATO’s solidarity with Allies in the eastern part of the Alliance.

7 Sep. 2016

NATO opens flagship cyber event with vision for the future

Top NATO officials and industry representatives are discussing how to join forces and efforts to combat ever more sophisticated cyber threats at the Alliance’s annual two-day cyber security conference NIAS 16 in Mons, Belgium. .

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