Kongsberg announced on June 16 that NASAMS again demonstrates its unique capabilities
19th Jun 2014
Kongsberg announced on June 16 that NASAMS again demonstrates its unique capabilities in front of an international audience. Several existing and potential users witnessed a successful demonstration which included four AMRAAM missiles fired in both single- and cluster modes at small targets manoeuvring at extremely low to medium altitudes above sea.
The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) is the most experienced NASAMS user and has played an active role in the development of the system. The live fire took place at Andøya Rocket Range in northern Norway as part of an annual exercise using operational materiel.
The NASAMS II system is fielded and proven and offers plug and fight capability and seamless integration to national and coalition forces through an extensive list of available tactical data links. The Network Centric system, with distributed architecture where the components are deployed at different and dispersed locations, ensures unchallenged survivability and shoot-down-potential. The extensive test and tactical live fire programs accumulate to date a Pkill of more than 90% against a variety of targets and profiles in challenging scenarios.
"We have seen over the recent years that the evolution of NASAMS with the flexibility we offer through Raytheon's Family of Missiles to meet current and future threats is a solution that attracts customers", says Harald Ånnestad, President of Kongsberg Defence Systems.
A robust design, allows continuous 24/7 operations with demonstrated availability above 98%. NASAMS has been a part of the US Homeland Defense effort continuously defending the U.S. capital since the Presidential inauguration in January 2005. The system consist of the C2 node named the Fire Distribution Centre, an active sensor AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel radar, a passive Electro Optical Sensor and Canister or High Mobility Launchers with up to six missiles.