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).
India is likely to acquire National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) from the US for an estimated $1 billion (INR 6,000 Crore) in order to erect a multi-layered missile shield over New Delhi, in order to protect the capital against 9/11-type attacks. “The networked system, capable of even shooting around buildings, will take care of 9/11-like and other close-in threats,” sources from the defense ministry told
India has begun the process of introducing a multi-tiered air defence network to fully secure its airspace from incoming enemy threats by initiating the process of acquiring US-built advanced air defence system. According to local media reports, Defence acquisitions council (DAC), chaired by Indias Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has approved the "acceptance of necessity (AoN) for the acquisition of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) worth around $1 billion
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