Coronavirus response: SALIS brings more than 300 tonnes of medical supplies to Germany

  • 28 May. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 29 May. 2020 10:30

The NATO-supported Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) has airlifted more than 300 tonnes of vital supplies needed during the COVID-19 pandemic to Germany over the past two months. Germany has carried out six missions since the beginning of the crisis using SALIS capabilities, with the most recent deliveries on 30 April, 13 May, 15 May and 16 May 2020.

Nine NATO Allies – Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia – participate in the SALIS programme. It provides participating countries with rapid access to heavy transport aircraft, which has aided their efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19. 

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The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) and the Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) programme, managed by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), have delivered over 1,000 tonnes of medical supplies to NATO Allies, including Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.