Coronavirus response: NATO Support and Procurement Agency assists Italy, Spain and Norway

  • 11 Apr. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 11 Apr. 2020 12:36

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) continues to play an important role in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, by assisting NATO Allies and partners with key relief acquisition and transport. NSPA has recently delivered to Italy the first two of sixteen acquired Intensive Care Units ventilators. It has also delivered the first batch of personal protective equipment to Spain and various medical supplies to Norway, including masks, gloves, goggles and other protective medical equipment.

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) brings together NATO’s logistics support and procurement activities, providing multinational support solutions and integrated capabilities for the Alliance, its nations and partners. NSPA is a customer-funded agency, operating on a "no profit - no loss" basis. NSPA is headquartered in Luxembourg, with main operational centres in France, Hungary and Italy and outstations in Kosovo and Afghanistan. The Agency employs around 1,550 staff and oversees over 2,500 contractors in NATO’s missions across the world. The NSPA is the executive body of the NATO Support and Procurement Organisation (NSPO).