Norway selects Kongsberg for air defence
The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency will acquire its new Mobile Ground Based Air Defence System from Kongsberg, the company announced on 6 February.
The Mobile Ground Based Air Defence will give the Norwegian Army a highly mobile, short-range air defence system based on some elements currently in use, along with the acquisition of some new elements. The system will reuse NASAMS command and control and its network solutions.
The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency will initiate the acquisition process with Kongsberg to define the final configuration before the delivery contract is signed. The deliveries are planned for 2018 to 2021.
The solution will be able to combat modern airborne threats, and will have the ability to integrate with networks with other sensors and weapons.
Eirik Lie, president of Kongsberg Defence Systems, said: 'NASAMS is a very important product for Kongsberg and one of the most successful internationally. We are very pleased to be have been chosen as supplier for the army Mobile Ground Based Air Defence.
'This will add further capabilities to the Norwegian air defence community, and secure jobs in Kongsberg and for a large number of subcontractors throughout Norway.'
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