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Norway plans to boost Ukraine’s air defence with additional NASAMS systems

By Defence Industry Europe

The Norwegian government has announced its plans to acquire an additional ten NASAMS (National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) launch units and four fire control centers.

 

These units, produced by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, are intended as a donation to Ukraine, underscoring Norway’s ongoing support in the face of Russian missile and drone attacks.

This new order, awaiting approval from the Norwegian Parliament, is set to bolster the existing air defence equipment Norway has previously donated to Ukraine.

 

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The Norwegian Defence Minister, Bjørn Arild Gram, highlighted the critical role of the NASAMS system in saving Ukrainian lives and protecting buildings and infrastructure from destruction.

“The Russian missile and drone attacks are extensive and brutal, so air defence is absolutely decisive for Ukraine,” Gram stated, emphasizing the urgency of reinforcing Ukraine’s defensive capabilities while also ensuring the replenishment of Norway’s own defence systems.

 

 

The proposed contract is valued at approximately NOK 3.45 billion (around EUR 300 million), marking a substantial investment in Ukraine’s defence infrastructure amid the ongoing conflict.

NASAMS, a world-leading air defence system developed in collaboration between KONGSBERG and Raytheon, is renowned for its versatility and comprehensive coverage of air defence needs. This donation from Norway is expected to significantly enhance Ukraine’s ability to defend itself against aerial threats, contributing to the country’s resilience and defence efforts.

 

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