In recent months, we have seen how the NATO E-3A fleet can respond to 21st-century military conflicts and crises. As the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Programme Management Organisation (NAPMO), we can be proud of the vital operational capability our Nations have fielded and applaud Force Command’s mission successes in Afghanistan and the Mediterranean.
I am confident that the NAPMO will continue to provide the Alliance with an operationally-relevant AEW&C capability. Our unique organisation has a long history—and it has distinguished itself with resilience and responsiveness in the face of difficult economic and geo-political realities as well as the increasing number of international and regional instabilities that require NATO’s attention.
With an eye to the ongoing NATO Agency and Command Structure Reform efforts, let me reiterate that the NAPMO is committed to implementing the strategic direction as approved by the Heads of State and Government at the Lisbon Summit. Within this context, the NAPMO trusts that the specific needs of multinational organisations will be taken into account and that their legal frameworks and programmes of work will not be jeopardised.
I look forward to a bright and productive future for the AEW programme as well as to continued successful colloboration with the Force Command, the Component, NAPMA, NAMSA and the Nations.
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