A NASAMS ground launcher fires its SLAMRAAM missile in trials. NASAMS is in service with six counties.

Norway’s Kongsberg Gruppen has secured a US$77 million order from the Indonesian Ministry of Defense to provide two batteries of its NASAMS ground anti-air missile system.

The contract finalized at the end of October 2017 covers launchers, AN/MPQ-64 F1 Sentinel X band 3D radars, command and control centers, plus integration, training, and logistics support. The Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles for the system are being acquired in a separate government to government deal with the United States. Each battery includes 12 launchers with six missiles on each. The batteries are to provide medium range air defense of the capital. Delivery is anticipated for late 2018.

by Stephen W. Miller

Stephen W. Miller
A former US Marine ground combat and aviation officer instrumental in the adoption of wheeled armoured vehicles and manoeuvre warfare. He has extensive hands-on experience in development, acquisition, fielding, support and employment leading land, naval, and air programmes in the US and twenty-four other countries. [email protected]