|22 Aug. 2018 ||
Allies to receive first shipment of Precision Guided Munitions acquired through NATO
Today (22 August 2018), the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) received the first lot of Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs), acquired through a NATO project involving 11 Allies and one NATO partner. The PGMs, produced in the United States, will be delivered to their final recipients, Belgium and Denmark, in the coming weeks. The value of this initial acquisition is around 20 million US dollars.
|09 Nov. 2017 ||
11 NATO Allies and Finland united in buying Precision Guided Munitions
On Thursday (9 November 2017), Hungary, the United Kingdom, and Finland joined a long-standing multinational effort to acquire Air-to-Ground Precision Guided Munitions. During a signing ceremony, the Defence Minister of Denmark and his counterparts from the new participants signed an amendment to the existing Memorandum of Understanding to mark their official accession.
|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.
|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 ||
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.
|08 Aug. 2016 ||
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.
|08 Oct. 2015 ||
Multinational precision-guided munitions programme increases momentum
With Belgium and the Netherlands two additional NATO Allies signed today (Thursday 8 October) a Letter of Intent for a Smart Defence effort on the multinational provision of air-to-ground precision-guided munitions (PGMs).