Raytheon wins Norwegian NASAMS contract
Raytheon has announced that it has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to provide International High-Mobility Launchers (HMLs) to the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) as part of its National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS). Raytheon made the announcement in a 12 December 2011 company statement.
According to Raytheon, the HML is a lightweight missile launch platform that can carry up to six AMRAAM missiles mounted on a High-Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle. The contract is part of the Royal Norwegian effort to upgrade, modernize and sustain RNoAF's NASAMS through the NASAMS Robustness Program.
Produced in partnership with KONGSBERG, NASAMS maximizes the warfighter's ability to identify, engage and destroy current and evolving enemy aircraft, UAV or cruise missile threats. It is a highly-mobile, quick reaction, easily deployable system.
Raytheon said the International HML will provide current and future NASAMS users with increased air defence capability, including C-130 roll-on and roll-off agility. In addition, Raytheon will upgrade electronics for the canister launcher fleet to provide common launch electronics for both canister and HML launchers, for easier maintenance and reduced life-cycle costs.
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