Lithuania to Receive Kongsberg NASAMS
Today, the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania awarded Kongsberg a contract worth €109 million (approx. NOK1.000 million) to supply NASAMS (Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System).
Lithuania announced 21 October 2016 an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence on procurement of NASAMS components; today’s contract includes new additional equipment, training and integrated logistics support package, as well as refurbishment and integration of government supplied components for a complete NASAMS system.
We are pleased that the Lithuanian Armed Forces has chosen NASAMS. NASAMS, produced by KONGSBERG and Raytheon, is the most sold air defence system in NATO in recent years, and will be the backbone air defence system for many nations in decades to come
Eirik Lie, President, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, explained.
NASAMS can fire on target data provided by external sensors. Advanced emission control features of the radars minimise the risk of revealing the NASAMS unit’s own position. The FDC automatically performs track correlation, identification, jam strobe triangulation, threat evaluation and weapon assignment. The system is renowned for its use of the Raytheon AMRAAM missile, but is furthermore operational with command and control of a range of guns and short and medium range missiles, such as e.g. L-70 guns, RBS 70 and HAWK. it has also proven interoperability with directed-energy weapons (DEW) and longer range systems, such as PATRIOT. A total of eleven nations have acquired the Kongsberg command and control solution adapted to their requirements.
The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) was the first customer to introduce NASAMS, which is under continuous development and every new programme is adapted to the latest available technology. Currently, NASAMS is in use in six different nations: Norway, Spain, USA, the Netherlands, Finland and one undisclosed customer, and in production for Oman. In addition Poland, Greece, Sweden and Turkey operate the Kongsberg command and control solution for various weapon systems.