The Norwegian government has ordered new NASAMS air defence systems from Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG), which will strengthen the country’s defence capabilities to combat aerial threats. The contract has a value of up to approximately NOK 4.8 billion, including options, with expected deliveries from 2027.

The contract with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) includes new multi-missile canister launchers and new Fire Distribution Centers for NASAMS, replacing equipment previously donated to Ukraine.

“Air defence is crucial for the defence of both Norway and Ukraine. We are now increasing volume and upgrading the existing NASAMS system with modern equipment capable of intercepting a variety of threats. The current security situation dictates that we must accelerate the development of air defence and the upgrade of NASAMS. This agreement ensures rapid delivery to the Armed Forces and contributes to increasing production capacity in the defence industry,” said Norway’s Defence Minister Bjørn Arild Gram

“A state-of-the-art air defence system is strategically important for Norway’s defence capabilities and is vital for safeguarding our national security interests. This delivery will provide Norway with the latest generation of NASAMS, developed to meet current and future threats,” said Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

The NOK 4.8 billion contract includes a fixed-price option worth NOK 2.5 billion for more air defence with validity until January 2025. Assuming the option is exercised, NDMA will, within just one year, have entered contracts and commenced deliveries of NASAMS equipment for four air defence batteries.

“Significant steps are now being taken to secure national interests by rapidly providing the Armed Forces with increased and modern air defence capabilities. This is made possible through close and effective collaboration between us, KONGSBERG, and the broader defence sector,” said Gro Jære, Director of the Norwegian Defence Material Agency.

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