Archive: NASAMS

NASAMS High Mobility Launcher
Photo: Raytheon

Raytheon Tapped To Develop Australian Air Defense System

The Australian Department of Defence announced April 10 that it has picked Raytheon [RTN] Australia to develop a short-range, ground-based air defense system. The department plans to spend up to $2 billion Australian ($1.5 billion U.S.) to provide the capability to its army. The system will be based on the existing National Advanced Surface to […]

NASAMS Live Fire Exercise
Photo: Raytheon

AMRAAM-ER Missile Destroys Drone In First Test

A new, extended-range version of the Raytheon [RTN] AMRAAM missile (AMRAAM-ER) destroyed a drone target in its first flight test, the company said Oct. 4. The AMRAAM-ER was fired from a ground-based National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) during the Aug. 31 test, which occurred at the Andoya Space Center in Norway. “The live-fire shot […]

MEADS Multifunction Fire Control Radar
Photo: MBDA Germany.

Lockheed Martin Expects German, Italian Missile Defense Decisions First Quarter 2015

Lockheed Martin [LMT] expects Germany and Italy to select contractors for their respective missile defense programs no later than April, company spokeswoman Mellissa Hilliard said Thursday. Lockheed Martin calls Germany’s TLVS, or tactical air defense system, a new generation of air and missile defense that requires a flexible architecture based on strong networking capabilities. The […]

Kongsberg: 200 Years And Counting

Kongsberg March 20 celebrated its 200th anniversary and said it can boast the longest industrial history in Norway with continuous operations since the foundation of the Kongsberg weapons factory in 1814. Over 200 years what is now known as Kongsberg has been an industrial trailblazer in the defense, maritime, oil, gas and aerospace sectors, the […]

NASAMS Live Fire Exercise

Photo: Raytheon

Raytheon Awarded $1.2 Billion Air Defense System Sale To Oman

Raytheon [RTN] Jan. 23 said it has received a $1.28 billion direct commercial sales contract from Oman for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS). The award includes ground support equipment, a full training package, and technical assistance. NASAMS is the system protecting critical assets in six nations, including the U.S. National Capital Region. The […]