Support Partnerships are established on the initiative of a minimum of two NATO Member Nations wishing to organize common logistics support for a single weapon system (e.g. Patriot), for a family of weapon systems (e.g. Rockets, Missiles, Unmanned Aerial Systems & Combat Vehicles), or for specialised equipment (e.g. GPS) or specific service (e.g. SALIS or Operational Logistics Support).
NATO Partner Nations may participate in a Support Partnerships as Associate States.
The legislative body of each Support Partnership is its Support Partnership Committee (SPC), composed of a representative of each participating nation and chaired by one of the Support Partnership Member Nations. Through the SPC, nations make collective decisions on policy issues for logistics support, operational management and sharing of associated operational and administrative costs based on mutually agreed cost sharing formulae.