KONGSBERG today signed a contract worth 109 million euros ($128 million) with the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania to supply a NASAMS (Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System) air defence system.
The contract includes new additional equipment, training and integrated logistics support package, as well as refurbishment and integration of government supplied components for a complete NASAMS system, according to the company press release Thursday.
Lithuania announced last year in October an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence on procurement of NASAMS components.
“We are pleased that the Lithuanian Armed Forces has chosen NASAMS. NASAMS, produced by KONGSBERG and Raytheon, is the most sold air defence system in NATO in recent years, and will be the backbone air defence system for many nations in decades to come,” says Eirik Lie, President, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.
Lithuania says delivery of the system is scheduled to be start next year and be complete by 2021, AP reports.
Kongsberg announced today that has signed a contract worth 168 MNOK ($19 Million) to supply communications equipment and integrate this into Norways NASAMS air defence system. This includes equipment for secure IP communications between all elements in NASAMS
Armed forces from Norway, Finland, Switzerland and Turkey successfully fired five Raytheon-built Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) AIM-120C7s as part of the Thor's Hammer flight test campaign in September. Launched from F-16 and F/A-18 fighter aircraft and the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System(NASAMS) ground launchers, the missiles achieved five successful shots on a variety of profiles and targets
Raytheon Company delivered the first NASAMS High Mobility Launcher (HML) to Norway, under a contract signed in November 2011. Norway is the first nation to receive the new operational capacity of the air defense system NASAMS
Kongsberg has signed a 360 MNOK contract to deliver an upgrade of NASAMS air defence system to the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The NASAMS system is produced by Kongsberg and Raytheon, and the upgrade will be delivered within a 2-year timeframe
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The Lithuanian Armed Forces recently signed a contract with Israeli company ELTA Systems Ltd for five gap-filler short-range air surveillance radars and logistic maintenance services. Two of the radars are bought to compensate for the negatives impact wind farms developed in Šilutė and Tauragė districts have on the ability of the Lithuanian Armed Forces air surveillance radars to detect and track air targets, the armed forces said in a press release Thursday
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