Norway Orders New NASAMS AD Systems

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Norway Orders New NASAMS AD Systems
Following the supply of older NASAMS to Ukraine, Norway will refresh its inventory of NASAMS air defence systems with new versions.

As reported by Shepard Media, the new order is worth $130 million, and the deliveries are expected to be completed in 2026 or 2027.

Gro Jære, Norwegian Defence Material Agency Director, has summarised the new order: “For us, it is important to support Ukraine with the necessary material, while at the same time we must ensure a well-armed Norway.”.

NASAMS is among Ukraine’s most frequently supplied air defence systems, alongside German Gepard 35 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft guns and the U.S.-made MIM-104 Patriot. Aside from these, the West has also made somewhat improvised solutions such as FrankenSAM, an integration of RIM-7 Sea Sparrow air defence missiles on Ukrainian Buk SAM launchers, and U.K.’s surface-launched ASRAAM short-range air-to-air missiles on Supacat 6x6 vehicle.

The latest version of NASAMS, NASAMS 3, has the capability to fire three types of missiles. In addition to AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range missiles and AMRAAM-ER missiles can be fired from NASAMS 3. AMRAAM-ER combines the AMRAAM guidance section and warhead with a larger rocket motor from Nammo to extend the range.

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