New project to provide Army of Norway with Mobile Ground Based Air Defence System 10702173

Defense & Security News - Norway
 
New project to provide Army of Norway with Mobile Ground Based Air Defence System.
During a press meeting February 6, 2017, Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide announced the decision to conduct the project for providing the Army a Mobile Ground Based Air Defence System in a direct acquisition with KONGSBERG.
     
During a press meeting February 6, 2017, Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide announced the decision to conduct the project for providing the Army a Mobile Ground Based Air Defence System in a direct acquisition with KONGSBERG. Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide front of the new Mobile Ground Based Air Defence System for the Norwegian armed forces.
     
The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency will initiate the acquisition process with KONGSBERG to define the final configuration and system solution before the delivery contract is signed. The deliveries are planned for 2018 to 2021.

Army Ground Based Air Defence is a highly mobile, short-range air defence system based on some existing elements in today’s structure in combination with the acquisition of some new elements. The system will reuse NASAMS command and control and its unique network solutions.
 
KONGSBERG has been a supplier of air defence solutions to the Norwegian armed forces through several decades, from canon and gun systems to today’s modern NASAMS. NASAMS has also been the foundation for significant competence developments and spin-off’s to other technology areas. The Army Mobile Ground Based Air Defence system will be a world leading solution with unique capabilities to combat modern airborne threats, as well as having the ability to integrate with networks with other sensors and weapons.
 
NASAMS is a very important product for KONGSBERG and one of the most successful internationally. We are very pleased to be have been chosen as supplier for the Army Mobile Ground Based Air Defence. This will add further capabilities to the Norwegian air defence community, and secure jobs in Kongsberg and for a large number of subcontractors throughout Norway,” says Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence Systems.

The new Mobile Ground Based Air Defence System launcher mounts four NASAMS missiles on a turret fitted at the rear of Humvee High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). The launcher provides 360° coverage. The launcher is pointed towards its assigned sector or area of responsibility and the missile is launched towards the direction of the target.
 

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