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.