On 21 November, in a ceremony held at NAMSA, the Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Logistic Support Cooperation with Israel.
The MOU is of particular importance to many NATO nations currently operating equipment of Israeli origin as it facilitates access to Israeli industry for the acquisition of unique spares and services. Currently NAMSA has to go through a lengthy authorisation process to acquire these. It is expected that the MOU will permit to simplify and expedite this process, for the benefit of NATO members.
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.
Israel is the second Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) nation to sign an MOU with NAMSA. Cooperation between NAMSA and MD nations contributes to NATO's efforts for peace and stability in the Middle East.
The MOU was signed by H. E. Mr Ran Curiel, Ambassador of the State of Israel to EU, and by Mr Karl-Heinz Münzner, NAMSA General Manager. Mr Bruno Cantin, NATO Secretary General Liaison Officer to NAMSA, also attended the ceremony, thus underlining NATO's interest in the NAMSA-Israeli cooperation
Source: NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency