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Norway embarks on NASAMS upgrade

15th February 2021 - 09:14 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Work will focus on improving the IFF capability on the Sentinel 3D radar.

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace on 12 February announced it has received a contract worth about NOK266 million ($31.6 million) from the Norwegian Materiel Defence Agency, to upgrade the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS).

The upgrade focuses on the Raytheon MPQ-64F1 Sentinel 3D radar on NASAMS, to ensure it aligns with future NATO IFF standards

NASAMS is based on a distributed network architecture. The latest NASAMS III configuration includes enhanced software for the fire control system and Sentinel radar, as well as new C2 systems.

Aside from launch customer Norway, 11 other countries have procured NASAMS to date.

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