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Strategic Aeromedical Evacuation


NSPA provides Strategic Aeromedical Evacuation (Strat AE) services that can be called for aeromedical evacuation of stable patients worldwide, where nations have operational and day-to-day commitment. Service is defined as the phase of medical evacuation providing airlift from theatre of active operations or from areas of day-to-day operations and subsequent delivery to the home nation or to a safe place where appropriate medical care is available. Strat AE is not for forwarding airlift between points within the combat zone. Upon a Nation's request, NSPA can provide suitable options within a week.

Strat AE can transport:
  • Non-intensive care patients
  • Pediatric patients
  • Infectious disease patients
  • Repatriation of mortal remains
Who can use Strat AE ?
  • All OLSP nations
  • NSPO Customers including other NATO or partner nations
  • NATO bodies
  • Nations in support of NATO operations

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Frequently Asked Questions

To which NSPO customers are STRAT AE Services available?

OLSP member nations. The OLSP Committee made services available to other NSPO customers including NATO bodies, Partner nations, Non-NATO nations in support of NATO operations. Non-OLSP customers must have an appropriate agreement with NSPO or may be facilitated by an OLSP sponsor nation. Non-OLSP customers will access a 5% surcharge over the cost of services. laws, guaranteeing environmental and health protection, safety, and cost optimisation.

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What type of contracting mechanism is STRAT AE?

The STRAT AE capability is considered a basic contracting instrument. STRAT AE is comprised of a standing commercial outline agreement between NSPA and a commercial service provider. The service provider has already adhered to strict NSPA procurement proceedings and is qualified to delivery STRAT AE services as detailed in the statement of work of the online agreement. For each requirement, a mission specific request for proposal (MSRFP) will be conducted. NSPA staff will evaluate all contractor proposals and suitable commercial proposals will be presented to the customer for selection.

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Is STRAT AE a 24 hours / 7 days a week on call capability?

No. However, NSPA will act immediately upon request for STRAT AE Services. STRAT AE is designed for the transport of stable patients; normally adequate time for planning such moves is afforded. Upon receipt of a requirement, a STRAT AE mission specific request for proposal (MSRFP) will be initiated at NSPA. Normally, NSPA STRAT AE offers to customers are provided within a week. However, timelines of offers depend on the specific requirement and the speed at which customers provide the necessary information for the evacuation. For aircraft notice-to-move when associated to the priority / degree of emergency, the movement timings begin only after the customer accepts the NSPA commercial offer and shall be defined in the NSPA offer.

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