Norway plans to purchase NASAMS air defence and new missiles

The Norwegian government has today announced investment plans to strengthen air defence in Norway by ordering new NASAMS air defence systems from Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG).

The proposed investments include eight launcher units and four fire control centers for NASAMS, replacing equipment donated to Ukraine earlier this year. The Norwegian authorities also announced plans to buy new missiles for air defence vehicles and three different missiles for NASAMS with various range capabilities. The NASAMS missiles will be ordered directly from the supplier, Raytheon of the US.

NASAMS air defence is the result of the long-standing cooperation between the Norwegian Armed Forces, the authorities, research institutions and private industry, and today’s news from the Government will contribute to the further development of NASAMS.

This is an example of the long-term commitments the industry needs to continue to increase production capacity and delivery capabilities. In recent years, KONGSBERG has invested in expanding its own delivery capacity, and at the same time strengthened ties to the many Norwegian and international suppliers that contribute to making NASAMS competitive internationally.

Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

The investments are subject to Norwegian parliamentary approval, and individual contracts will be announced when they have been concluded.

Source: KONGSBERG news release

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