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NASAMS sensors are being upgraded for NOK 190 million

NASAMS sensors are being upgraded for NOK 190 million

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The sensor was placed on an all-terrain vehicle that provides good accessibility, and requires few resources to prepare for operations, the Defense Department writes.

The sensors will be upgraded from the existing analog solution to a new digital sensor system. Today’s vehicle and base will be reused.

The Ministry of Defense writes that the contract value is around NOK 190 million press release.

It includes upgrading the existing analog sensor system to the new digital sensor system in the NASAMS (Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) air defense system.

The air defense system consists of missile launch units, command and control stations, radars and photoelectric sensors, the ministry wrote.

The sensors to be upgraded are placed on an all-terrain vehicle and search for hostile threats in the air and on the ground, in both light and dark, using a television camera and heat signature. The sensors also measure the distance to the target using lasers.

– Work to increase our national capacity to protect against long-range precision weapons continues, and today’s NASAMS upgrade is one of several measures to strengthen Norway’s air defense, says Defense Minister Bjorn Arild Gramm (Sp).

The upgraded sensors will be delivered to the Army and Air Force starting in the first half of 2025.

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