LUXEMBOURG – The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has awarded a multi-year contract to Airbus Defence and Space to provide Follow-on Support Services to the Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) until the end of 2032. This contract is a key step for the sustainment of the multinational fleet, which will soon reach Initial Operational Capability to provide six Allied Nations with strategic transport, air-to-air refuelling, and medical evacuation capabilities.
Airbus will work closely with NSPA and the Multinational MRTT Unit, managing and leading all aspects of the fleet maintenance and follow-on support, including aerial refuelling boom and PODs support, and air and ground crew training. This will include overseeing the performance of all sub-contractors, including Rolls Royce and AirTanker, responsible for the engine support and the maintenance execution, respectively.
On 26 July 2022, a signing ceremony took place at the MMF Forward Operating Base in Cologne, bringing together key stakeholders to mark the event. Representatives from NSPA, the Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR), the Multinational MRTT Unit, Airbus Defence and Space, Rolls Royce, and AirTanker attended the ceremony.