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- Subject: Accordo NATO-Israele
- From: rossana at comodinoposta.org
- Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 08:01:21 +0100
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The NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency's (NAMSA) main task is to assist
NATO nations by organizing common procurement and supply of spare parts
and arranging maintenance and repair services necessary for the support
of various weapon systems, with the purpose of achieving maximum
effectiveness in logistics support at minimum cost.
NAMSA operates on the no profit, no loss principle. It is overseen by
the NATO Maintenance and Supply Organization (NAMSO), formed by 26 NATO
nations (Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,
France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States).
On Nov 21/07, NAMSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on
Logistic Support Cooperation with Israel….
NATO nations across the alliance currently operate Israeli equipment,
and the MoU allows group buys from Israeli industry. Currently, NAMSA
has to go through a lengthy authorization process to acquire spares and
services, and it is expected that the MOU will greatly simplify this
process. In addition, the MOU offers an opportunity for Israel to
cooperate in the domain of Trust Fund demilitarization projects where
NAMSA is the Executing Agent. NAMSA release.
NAMSA assistance is available whenever two or more nations operate the
same system, and have made a conscious decision to use NAMSA. Most of
these logistics services are outsourced to industry; the Agency's main
role is in consolidating nations' requirements, centralizing logistics
management activities, conducting international competitive bidding
processes and controlling the cost and quality of the services rendered
Israel is the second Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) nation to sign an MOU
with NAMSA. Jordan signed an MoU focused on unexploded munitions
demilitarization on April 25/07, following lengthy delays ramping up
NAMSA cooperation with "Mediterranean Dialogue" countries.