Kongsberg Awarded Norwegian Defence Material Agency Contract-extension To Upgrade F-16 Fighters
Kongsberg Aviation Upkeep Companies (KAMS) has prolonged its present contract with the Norwegian Defence Materials Company (NDMA) to overtake and make prepared on the market an extra batch of F-16 plane. The contract additionally contains overhaul of engines and has a price of 200 MNOK. The work on the aircrafts will happen at KAMS’ amenities at Kjeller, close to Oslo and can make sure that F-16 competences are maintained in Norway for years. The aircrafts can be returned to working standing after which maintained in order that they’re prepared for service once more. KAMS has 40 years of expertise in sustaining, repairing and upgrading Norway’s F-16 fleet.
“This contract extension confirms our place as a key provider of upkeep providers for the Armed Forces and its allies to ensures essential aeronautical jobs within the years to come back. It illustrates the significance of the strategic collaboration we’ve established with the Norwegian Armed Forces for the upkeep of aircrafts, engines and related methods and elements. We’ll proceed our development and creating much more aeronautical jobs sooner or later,” says Atle Wøllo, President of KAMS.
“Our fighter aircrafts are among the many greatest maintained on the earth, and central to this work has been the continuing upkeep and upgrades that KAMS ship. I’m subsequently assured that our aircrafts will serve Draken and Romania nicely for numerous years to come back. Furthermore, this contract additionally helps to take care of Norway’s industrial experience in fighter plane upkeep,” says Magnus Hansvold Director for Materials Disposal on the Norwegian Defence Materials Company.
The Norwegian Defence Materials Company has entered right into a contract with Draken Worldwide for the sale of as much as 12 former Norwegian F-16’s and is within the technique of finishing the sale of one other 32 plane to Romania. Pending official approval from the Norwegian and American authorities, the primary plane are anticipated to be delivered to Draken this yr and Romania throughout 2023. The plane can be returned to working standing after which maintained in order that they’re prepared for service once more. KAMS has 40 years of expertise in sustaining, repairing and upgrading Norway’s F-16 fleet.
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