Norway will give Ukraine two platoons of NASAMS air defence systems
Norway, in cooperation with the United States of America, will transfer two platoons of NASAMS air defence systems to Ukraine.
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This was announced by Norwegian Defence Minister Bjørn Arild Gram during his visit to Ukraine. Each NASAMS firing section has two to three launchers, one AN/MPQ-64F1 radar, one command post and one MSP500 passive electro-optical detection system. Incidentally, the AFU already has two batteries of NASAMS SAMs in service. They were transferred to Ukraine at the end of last year by the USA.
NASAMS is a mobile surface-to-air missile system for destruction of maneuvering targets at low and medium altitudes. The system was developed in the early 1990s by the Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence with the participation of the US company Raytheon. The SAM entered service with the Norwegian Armed Forces in 1994. The range of AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles is 20-40 km and maximum altitude is 20 km. The cost of one such battery is about $65 million.