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.
“Air defense is an important part of a country's total defense and defense are very pleased with this increase in capacity of the air defense system NASAMS,” says Brigadier Frode Flølo, chief air capabilities in the Defence Logistics Organisation (FLO).
The new High Mobility Launcher (HML) will work with existing NASAMS launching ramps, and will improve the opportunities for mobility in the sum increases NASAMS system's overall usability.
“We are proud that the Norwegian Armed Forces are the first to take HML in use as a new element in NASAMS portfolio. HML would also fit well into NASAMS export opportunities where we look at several existing and new opportunities,” says Eirik Lie in Kongsberg Defence Systems.
Several nations have chosen NASAMS as their air defense system, including Norway, Finland, Netherlands, United States, and Spain.
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
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Finnish company Oricopa Oy has signed a contract with Norway's Kongsberg for the delivery of sub-systems for the command and control element of the NASAMS surface-to-air missile system. The total value of the contract for Oricopa is approximately €25 million, with the deliveries taking place between 2015 and 2017
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