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Spain Orders New NASAMS

NASAMS launcher [© Kongsberg]

Spain orders new Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace NASAMS systems to modernise the nation’s air defence capabilities.

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Press Release, Kongsberg, 29 May 2024: Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract with the government of Spain for the delivery of the newest generation of the NASAMS air defence system as part of the Spanish Armed Forces air defence modernisation programme. The contract value is approximately EUR 410 million.

“We are delighted to strengthen the long-standing relationship with the Spanish Army and the Spanish Air and Space Force through deliveries that will significantly increase the existing NASAMS capability of Spain and further strengthen the cooperation between Spain and Norway,” said Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

“One of the earliest adopters of NASAMS, Spain has relied upon this advanced and combat-proven system to defend against current and emerging threats,” said Tom Laliberty, president of Land & Air Defense Systems at Raytheon, an RTX business. “Through this contract, Spain will enhance its existing air defence capabilities, while contributing to collective European security.”

The signing of the contract follows the notification of award filed by the Spanish Armaments Directorate, Dirección General de Armamento y Material (DGAM), on 19 April and communicated by KONGSBERG: Spain to Modernise Air Defence Capabilities.

NASAMS is the world-leading medium-range air defence system, jointly offered by KONGSBERG and Raytheon. Spain was the first international NASAMS user and the country has operated NASAMS for more than 20 years. Spanish NASAMS units are currently deployed in the Baltics as part of NATO’s Air Shielding Mission. Today there are 13 NATO and partner nations in the NASAMS user group.

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