LUXEMBOURG - The Ammunition Support Partnership (ASP), Air Munitions Component, delivered Mk-82 training bombs to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to assure essential air training missions with F-35A.
This support was enabled by ASP for the first time through an Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA).
The ASP delivered to RNLAF in only 6 months from initial request, thanks to the Mutual Emergency Support framework provided by the United States Air Force Europe.
Support Partnership, a distinctive feature of NSPA, is a multinational cooperation mechanism established on the initiative of two or more NATO nations wishing to organize common support and services activities. Participating Nations provide governance and guidance, whereas NSPA develops capabilities and manages Nations' requirements. The consolidation of requirements reduces costs and logistics footprint and provides a common and efficient support under a legal framework.