Raytheon has been awarded a multi-billion direct commercial sales contract for the supply of the national advanced surface-to-air missile system (NASAMS) to Oman.
Under the terms of $1.28bn contract, the company, along with its long-term partner Kongsberg, will supply the NASAMS elements, including ground support equipment, a full training package and technical assistance.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) president Dan Crowley said Oman’s competitive selection of NASAMS validates the superior performance, system adaptability and overall security provided by the system.
"Raytheon is committed to delivering the exceptional defence capabilities of NASAMS to Oman," Crowley said.
Kongsberg Defence Systems president Harald Annestad said NASAMS has evolved into the most sold air defence system in its class in the past ten years
"Its modularity and open architecture enable a continuous evolution in performance to meet the latest threats,” Annestad said."
Kongsberg CEO Walter Qvam said, ”This agreement with Oman is the single largest supply- contract in Kongsberg’s history and is strong evidence of NASAMS` international position."
Jointly manufactured by Raytheon and Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, the NASAMS is a distributed and networked medium-to-long range air-defence system designed to defend high-value civilian and military assets on the ground against air threats.
The system augments the soldier’s ability to identify, engage and destroy existing and evolving enemy aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and cruise missile threats, and is currently operational in the Netherlands, Finland, Spain and the US National Capital Region.
Work under the contract is scheduled to be carried out by Raytheon at the Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Massachusetts, US and in Kongsberg, Norway, while delivery schedule remain undisclosed.
Image: NASAMS enables soldiers to identify, engage and destroy enemy aircraft, UAVs or emerging cruise missile threats. Photo: © 2013 Kongsberg.
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