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Kongsberg receives Norwegian NASAMS order

30th November 2011 - 10:40 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kongsberg has announced that it has received a contract from the Royal Norwegian Air Force for the delivery of a NASAMS air defence system upgrade. Kongsberg made the announcement in a 29 November 2011 company statement.

According to the company Kongsberg will deliver the upgrade within a 2-year timeframe. The contract is worth 360 MNOK.

The upgrade consists of deliveries of new High Mobility Launchers for increased mobility, upgrade of the existing FDC Command & Control centres and associated training facilities. NASAMS is a network centric medium range air defence system, featuring net centric architecture, multiple-simultaneous engagement and beyond visual range (BVR) capabilities, closely integrated and adapted to a country’s adjacent weapons and command and control systems, expands the defended area and enhances the total fighting capability of the force.

The system is known for its use of the Raytheon AMRAAM missile, but is also operational with command and control of a range of guns and short and medium range missiles, such as L-70 guns, RBS 70 and HAWK.

It has also proven integration with directed-energy weapons (DEWs) and longer range systems, such as Patriot. A total of eight nations have acquired the Kongsberg command and control solution adapted to their requirements.

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