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Sultanate of Oman selects Raytheon NASAMS

24th January 2014 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Raytheon will supply the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) to Oman under a direct commercial sales contract worth $1.28 billion announced on 23 January. With this sale the Sultanate of Oman will become the seventh NASAMS customer and the first in the Gulf region.

The contract will see the company deliver ground support equipment, a full training package, and technical assistance to Oman. Raytheon will work closely with its NASAMS partner and sub-contractor, Kongsberg, on the contract.

NASAMS is designed to defend high value civilian and military assets on the ground against air threats. The system works with the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System and the Hawk Air Defense system. Its modularity and open architecture enable a continuous evolution in performance to meet emerging threats.

Dan Crowley, president, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, said: ‘The Sultanate of Oman's competitive selection of Raytheon's NASAMS validates the superior performance, system adaptability and overall security that NASAMS provides. Raytheon is committed to delivering the exceptional defence capabilities of NASAMS to Oman.’

Walter Qvam, CEO, Kongsberg Gruppen, added: 'The cooperation with Raytheon has over the years developed into a close and strong partnership with a large potential market for our air defence solutions. This agreement with Oman is the single largest supply-contract in Kongsberg's history and is a strong evidence of NASAMS` international position.'

The system has been deployed by the US 24/7 for the last eight years to protect the airspace above Washington DC; and it is also operationally deployed in Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, and Spain.

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