Norway acquires new NASAMS air defence systems

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 approximately NOK 1.4 billion, with expected deliveries in 2026-2027.

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

The delivery will provide Norway with the latest generation of NASAMS, developed to meet current and future threats. 

The original Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, or NASAMS, was delivered to the Norwegian armed forces in the 1990s. Today there are currently 13 nations in the NASAMS user group. 

NASAMS’ modularity and open architecture enable the continuous introduction of new technology and new capability, which ensures that the system can be adapted to new threats and missions throughout its lifetime.

NASAMS is one of the most flexible solutions in the market and covers a wide range of air defence needs.

Noteworthy, KONGSBERG has invested in expanding its own production capacity, and at the same time strengthened ties with the many Norwegian and international suppliers that contribute to ensuring defence preparedness internationally.