Kongsberg awarded NASAMS air defense system contract with Australia


Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace is awarded a contract by Raytheon Australia worth 1.6 billion NOK for delivery of NASAMS components. Raytheon Australia is the prime contractor to deliver NASAMS to the Australian Government Land 19 Phase 7B program.


Kongsberg awarded NASAMS air defense system contract with Australia
NASAMS air defense system (Picture source: Army Recognition)


The Australian Government, Raytheon Australia and Kongsberg announced the approval of the program on March 25, 2019 in a ceremony at Raytheon Australia`s new Centre for Joint Integration to be built in Adelaide, Australia. "We are pleased that Australia has chosen NASAMS. The continuous technical evolution of the system and the addition of users confirm that NASAMS is the most modern and advanced air defense system in the world.

NASAMS, produced by Kongsberg and Raytheon, is the backbone air defense system for many nations in decades to come", says Eirik Lie, President Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.


 

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