The Norwegian government has proposed to the parliament to order more launchers and fire control centers of NASAMS air defense systems from the manufacturer and transfer them to Ukraine, among others.
The Norwegian government announced this on February 9 on its website.
“The government proposes to the Norwegian parliament to order ten more launchers and four more fire control centers for the NASAMS air defense system from Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace (KDA). In addition, equipment that has already been transferred to Ukraine has been purchased.ЄThe Norwegian government
The investment in the order will amount to NOK 3.45 billion, or more than EUR 300 million.
“The Norwegian NASAMS system saves the lives of Ukrainians and prevents the destruction of buildings and infrastructure. Russian missile and drone attacks are widespread and brutal, so air defense is absolutely crucial for Ukraine.”Bjørn Arild Gram Defense Minister of Norway
At the same time, the minister is concerned that Norway should acquire air defense equipment for its own defense as soon as possible.
The amount of equipment that can be delivered to Ukraine from the new order has not been specified.
In November 2023, it became known that the Armed Forces of Ukraine received two NASAMS launchers purchased by Lithuania.
In the summer, Norway announced the transfer of a NASAMS support package to Ukraine with additional fire control centers, launchers, and spare parts.
NASAMS air defense systems protect Ukrainian skies from Russian missiles.