Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was awarded a $182,295,333 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of NASAMS (Nationwide/Norwegian Superior Floor to Air Missile System). The US authorities introduced the acquisition of two NASAMS techniques for Ukraine in July 2022, “to defend in opposition to cruise missiles and plane.” Bids had been solicited through the web with one obtained. Work will likely be carried out in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 23, 2024. Fiscal 2022 Ukraine Safety Help Initiative funds within the quantity of $182,295,333 had been obligated on the time of the award. U.S. Military Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting exercise.

The US has been steadily saying extra safety help for Ukraine. Ukrainian officers have requested for the missile protection system, referred to as a NASAMS system although the Ukrainian forces will possible should be educated on the techniques. the Biden administration introduced an extra $450 million in navy help for Ukraine, giving it 4 extra a number of launch rocket techniques and artillery ammunition for different techniques.This procurement would take a number of months to finalize and would require in depth coaching for Ukrainian customers. Subsequently, in August 2022 the US introduced it will purchase an extra 6 NASAMS models as a part of practically $3B in navy help “to offer extra precedence capabilities to Ukraine within the mid- and long-term”.


NASAMS Floor-to-air Missile System

NASAMS is a distributed and networked short- to medium-range? ground-based air protection system developed by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) and Raytheon. The system defends in opposition to unmanned aerial automobiles (UAVs), helicopters, cruise missiles, unmanned fight aerial automobiles (UCAVs), and plane. NASAMS was the primary utility of a surface-launched AIM-120 AMRAAM (Superior Medium Vary Air-to-Air Missile). NASAMS 2 is an upgraded model of the system able to utilizing Hyperlink 16, which has been operational since 2007. As of 2022 NASAMS 3 is the most recent improve; deployed in 2019, it provides functionality to fireside AIM-9 Sidewinder and IRIS-T SLS short-range missiles and AMRAAM-ER extended-range missiles, and introduces cellular air-liftable launchers.

Improvement of NASAMS started within the Nineties when the Norwegian firm Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) teamed up with Raytheon and initiated the NASAMS programme as a cooperative effort for the Royal Norwegian Air Drive (RNoAF). NASAMS makes use of an inertial navigation system throughout preliminary method, and the TPQ-36A radar was upgraded to the rotating AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel configuration. An enhanced NASAMS 2 was developed within the 2000s and have become operational in 2006, whereas a 3rd era, NASAMS 3, was developed within the 2010s and fielded in 2019. NASAMS has confirmed interoperability with longer vary techniques comparable to Patriot. NASAMS is in operational use in Chile, Norway, Spain, USA, the Netherlands, Finland, Oman, Lithuania, Australia, Hungary, Indonesia, Spain, Oman and Qatar.