Norway to Send Two NASAMS Air Defense Systems to Ukraine

Norway will deliver two National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) to Ukraine, defense minister Bjorn Arild Gram announced last week.

Oslo will also train Ukrainian personnel on the operation and maintenance of the air defense system.

The delivery will be made in cooperation with the US, as the system is a joint production between the two countries, manufactured by Raytheon and Kongsberg.

“Norway has previously contributed equipment and training to US donations of NASAMS to Ukraine,” Gram said.

“These donations have been highly valued and contributed to defeating missile attacks. Continuing Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure highlight the need to further improve Ukraine’s air defense. Ukraine has repeatedly requested international partners to provide more and better air defense systems.”

The US delivered two NASAMS to Ukraine last fall and has promised to provide six more

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