Norway to supply additional NASAMS air defense systems to Ukraine
On December 9, the Norwegian government proposed to the parliament to order more launchers and fire control centers for NASAMS air defense systems from the manufacturer to be transferred to Ukraine
This is stated on the website of the Norwegian Defense Ministry.
“The Government proposes to the Norwegian Parliament to order a further ten launch units and four fire control centers of the air defense system NASAMS from Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace (KDA),” the statement says.
The NASAMS systems will be shipped in addition to the equipment that has already been transferred to Ukraine. The investment will amount to over €300 million.
“The Norwegian NASAMs system saves Ukrainian lives and prevents the destruction of buildings and infrastructure. The Russian missile and drone attacks are extensive and brutal, so air defense is absolutely decisive for Ukraine,” says Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram.
- On January 1, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed security issues and agreed to intensify dialogue on security guarantees and the transfer of additional NASAMS air defense systems to Ukraine.