|01 Sep. 2020 ||
NATO munitions project delivers one year ahead of schedule
Today (1 September 2020), the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) received the first of three shipments of Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) for 2020, acquired through one of NATO’s multinational High Visibility Projects involving 13 Allies and one NATO partner(1). The PGMs, produced in the United States, are arriving between three to twelve months ahead of schedule. The total value of this acquisition is over 44 million US dollars.
|11 Aug. 2020 ||
Second aircraft in NATO’s future multi-role tanker transport fleet arrives in the Netherlands
The second aircraft in NATO’s future fleet of multi-role aircraft arrived in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on Monday (10 August 2020). The milestone follows the arrival of the first aircraft from the production facility in Getafe, Spain on 30 June. By the end of 2024, the full fleet will consist of eight Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, with an option to extend the contract up to eleven aircraft in the future.
|04 Aug. 2020 ||
Meet Tim De Zitter, a Belgian expert working on multinational procurement of munitions
Tim De Zitter is a system manager at the Belgian Ministry of Defence. He works with experts from other NATO Allies to procure land combat missile and rocket systems for use on the battlefield.
|29 Jul. 2020 ||
Meet Michael Brasseur, a US Navy officer promoting use of drones to protect the seas
Michael Brasseur is a naval warfare expert at the US Mission to NATO. This former captain of two warships who has sailed and served all over the world, now works at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Together with experts from other NATO Allies, he is working to help enhance the Alliance’s technological edge on critical maritime capabilities.
|30 Jun. 2020 ||
First aircraft of NATO’s future multi-role tanker transport fleet lands at Eindhoven airbase
NATO’s future fleet of multi-role aircraft (MMF) is marking an important milestone on Tuesday (30 June 2020), as the first of the eight aircraft in the fleet landed at the main operating base in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The aircraft, an Airbus A-330, arrived from the production facility in Getafe (Spain).
|19 Jun. 2020 ||
Eleven Allies launch Multinational Initiative on Pilot Training
Eleven NATO Defence Ministers launched on Friday (19 June 2020) an initiative to create a network of training facilities for pilots across the European continent. The Ministers of Defence of Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey signed a Letter of Intent confirming the establishment of the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) initiative, in order join forces for the training of fighter jet, helicopter, fixed wing and drone pilots.
|15 May. 2020 ||
Multinational aircraft tanker fleet to mark milestone
The first two A-330 tanker aircraft purchased by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency are set to arrive in the Netherlands in June. Under the multilateral multi-role tanker transporter programme, six NATO countries will jointly own and operate eight Airbus A-330s, sharing flying hours and costs. The new multinational tanker fleet will substantially enhance European air-to-air refueling capabilities, but also support tasks such as medical evacuation and the transport of people and cargo. The programme is managed by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency.
|11 May. 2020 ||
New Innovation Advisory Board to boost NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems initiative
Participants of the NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems (MUS) initiative decided to create a new Innovation Advisory Board to address multiple challenges for developing unmanned solutions operating below, above and on the water. The NATO MUS initiative was originally launched in October 2018 by 13 Allied Defence Ministers with an ambitious agenda.
|12 Feb. 2020 ||
The Czech Republic and Sweden join the multinational Land Battle Decisive Munitions Initiative
On Wednesday (12 February), the Land Battle Decisive Munitions initiative welcomed two new members, the Czech Republic and Sweden, bringing the total number of participating NATO Allies and partners to twenty-three. The amendment to the initiative’s Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels.
|11 Dec. 2019 ||
Multinational Special Operations Aviation training centre opens in Croatia
Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, and Slovenia jointly opened the Multinational Special Aviation Programme at a ceremony in Zadar, Croatia on Wednesday (11 December 2019). The training centre is dedicated to training air crews responsible for transporting Special Operations Forces.