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NASAMS advanced air defense system

Norwegian company Kongsberg has won a 1.6 billion NOK ($185.5 million) contract from Raytheon Australia for delivery of components for NASAMS advanced air defense system. Raytheon Australia is the prime contractor to deliver NASAMS to the Australian Government Land 19 Phase 7B program.

The Australian Government, Raytheon Australia and KONGSBERG had announced the approval of the program on March 25, 2019 in a ceremony at Raytheon Australia`s new Centre for Joint Integration to be built in Adelaide, Australia, the company said in a statement Thursday.

NASAMS (National/Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) is a distributed and networked medium to long range air-defence system developed by Kongsberg and Raytheon. NASAMS was the first surface-based application for the AIM-120 AMRAAM (Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile). The missile itself is named SLAMRAAM (Surface Launched AMRAAM).

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