The NLSE provides the following key capabilities:
- Inventory visibility amongst Armed Forces' inventories.
- Asset redistribution amongst Armed Forces, allowing for access to obsolete items, shorter lead-times and sale of excess/surplus items.
- Online & paperless procurement from outline agreements (eCat1) that NSPA establishes via an International Competitive Bidding (ICB) process to satisfy consolidated requirements from participating NATO (partner) nations.
NSPA has continuously evolved the NLSE based on customer involvement, ensuring that the system is tailored to the various users within the participating NATO (partner) nations.
The NLSE is nowadays generating a yearly turnover of more than 200 MEUR in support of a wide variety of systems and capabilities: military vehicles, aircrafts and vessels, dismounted soldier equipment, generic consumables, and medical & pharmaceutical items.