Norway will provide Ukraine with two Kongsberg/Raytheon NASAMS air defence systems, in cooperation with the USA.
“NASAMS have proved to be an effective air defence system,” according to a Norwegian government statement. “Adding two more firing units will significantly improve Ukraine’s ability to protect its cities and critical infrastructure from Russian missile attacks. Norway will also train Ukrainian personnel in the maintenance and operation of the system.
“Norway has previously contributed equipment and training to US donations of NASAMS to Ukraine. These donations have been highly valued and contributed to defeat missile attacks. Continuing Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure highlight the need to further improve Ukraine’s air defence.”
The Kongsberg/Raytheon NASAMS Air Defence System features net centric architecture, multiple simultaneous engagements, Beyond Visual Range (BVR) capabilities, closely integrated and adapted to a country’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD), says a Kongsberg website. “NASAMS has since the introduction in Norway been on a path of continuous evolution. The current NASAMS customer base consists of twelve (12) countries, Air Force and Army customers combined. A total of fifteen (15) nations have acquired the KONGSBERG command and control solution adapted to their requirements.”
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