NATO delivered 60 ventilators to Skopje on Friday, 30 October, as part of the Alliance’s support to Allies to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) in response to a request from North Macedonia.
The ventilators are part of a donation from the United States to the NATO stockpile in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They were stored by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency in a warehouse facility at the NSPA Southern Operational Centre in Taranto, Italy and were transported to Skopje by an Italian Air Force transport aircraft Alenia C27J “Spartan” (MM62215). The aircraft left Brinidisi yesterday at 13:40 UTC to land in Skopje around 14:30.
The Spartan left Skopje at 16:19 to land in Pisa San Giusto AB at 18:26.
The air delivery mission was funded by Luxembourg and managed by the European Air Transport Command (EATC), a multinational command for air transport, air-to-air refueling and aeromedical evacuation.