Norway Orders Kongsberg NASAMS in $134 Million Deal

Norway has ordered new National Advanced Surface to Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) from Kongsberg under a 1.4-billion kroner ($134 million) deal.

The agreement lists new multi-missile canister launchers and new Fire Distribution Centers for the country’s NASAMS, replacing equipment donated to Ukraine in 2023.

Norway’s Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram said the deal underlines the importance of re-acquiring integral air defense capabilities.

“These are investments that secure the country. The war in Ukraine has shown how important air defence is, and before Christmas the Norwegian government was able to present a record order for air defence to the Norwegian Armed Forces. We have taken extraordinary measures to speed up the acquisition,” he shared.

Deliveries for the air defense systems are set to begin in 2026 and end the following year.

A Protective Network

Developed by Kongsberg and Raytheon, the NASAMS is a ground-based air defense system capable of neutralizing short- and medium-range missiles, drones, and fixed-wing aircraft.

Its modular design allows it to adapt to emerging technologies and newer threats with flexible upgrades.

The missile system consists of a command post, an active 3D radar, a passive electro-optical and infrared sensor, and missile canister launchers with advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles. These units form a low-latency communication network spread over large distances for maximum coverage.

Currently, 13 countries utilize the NASAMS, including Indonesia, Spain, Ukraine, and the US.

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