Deliveries for Australia’s LAND 19 Phase 7B Programme
On 20 June Kongsberg announced it has been awarded a contract by Raytheon Australia, valued at NOK 1.6 billion (€166 million) for components for the NASAMS programme.
Raytheon Australia is the prime contractor to deliver NASAMS to the Australian government’s LAND 19 Phase 7B programme.
The Australian government and both companies announced the approval of the programme on 25 March in a ceremony at Raytheon Australia`s new Centre for Joint Integration to be built in Adelaide. “We are pleased that Australia has chosen NASAMS. The continuous technical evolution of the system and addition of users confirms that NASAMS is the most modern and advanced air defence system in the world. NASAMS, produced by Kongsberg and Raytheon, is the backbone air defence system for many nations in decades to come,“ commented Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace President, Eirik Lie.