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France signs a Letter of Intent with Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Norway for cooperation on strategic airlift, air refueling

Today, (18 June 2019) six NATO Allies took a critical step towards making the future Multi Role Tanker and Transport Capability (MRTT-C) more affordable. A Letter of Intent on cooperation around the MRTT-C was signed between France and the five current MRTT-C participants: Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Norway. This will help make maintenance and repair operations for the MRTT-C more affordable. The Letter of Intent sets out areas of cooperation including exchanges of expertise and joint training.
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Strategic Airlift Capability conducts humanitarian relief efforts in the Caribbean

The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) launched a humanitarian relief mission to the Caribbean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.
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NATO prepares major boost to aerial refueling capability

NATO is preparing a major boost to its ability to refuel aircraft in mid-air, with the signature of an agreement between the Netherlands and Luxembourg to acquire two Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) aircraft. The new tankers will be acquired on behalf of the participating nations and NATO. They can support NATO and European Union operations, as well as multinational and national ones.
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Romania uses NATO airlift capability to transport burn victims for treatment

Romania has made use of a NATO airlift project to transport victims of a nightclub fire in Bucharest for treatment in the United Kingdom and Norway. Under NATO’s Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) project, Romania activated a C-17 aircraft, which flew from its base in Pápa, Hungary to Bucharest on Sunday (8 November 2015) to collect victims of a serious fire which took place on 30 October.
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NATO Strategic Airlift brings relief to Typhoon ravaged Philippines

An Ilyushin Il-76 transport plane from NATO’s Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) consortium took off from Billund, Denmark on Monday (11 November 2013) carrying humanitarian relief supplies bound for Tacloban City in the Philippines in wake of the devastating typhoon which hit the Asian nation last week.
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C17 conducts third humanitarian relief flight to Haiti

The Multinational Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) has conducted its third humanitarian relief mission to Haiti on 2 February 2010, flown by SAC’s operational arm, the Heavy Airlift Wing based in Pápa Air Base in Hungary.
09 Oct. 2008

Ceremony marks step forward in Strategic Airlift

The NATO Secretary General and Ministers of Defence celebrated in Budapest an important milestone for the Alliance’s Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) programme.
07 Jun. 2004

NATO and Ukraine sign agreement on strategic airlift

On the margins of the informal NATO-Ukraine high-level consultations in Warsaw, a NATO-Ukraine Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Airlift was signed on 7 June by Ukrainian Defence Minister Yevhen Marchuk and Admiral Miguel Fernandez, who is the representative in Europe of the Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation.
27 Nov. 2006

C17 airlift capability for NATO displayed

NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, the President of Latvia, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, and senior Alliance military officials attended of a display of C17 airlift capability in Riga on 27 November.
15 Jun. 2007

NATO agrees to support AU Somalia mission

On 7 June, NATO agreed, in principle, to respond positively to the request of the African Union Commission, dated 22 May 2007, to provide strategic airlift for AU states who are willing to deploy in Somalia under the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

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