Indonesia to procure NASAMS air defence system

Kongsberg has signed a contract worth $77 million with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence to supply NASAMS air defence system.

The contract comprise delivery of a complete NASAMS system with command posts, radars, launchers, radios and integration, and training and logistics support.

AMRAAM missiles will be provided in a separate government-to-government (G2G) agreement between Indonesia and the United States.

NASAMS defends high value civilian and military assets on the ground against air threats. The inherent flexibility and modularity of NASAMS makes it a world leading solution with unique capabilities to combat modern airborne threats, as well as having the ability to integrate with a variety of different sensors and weapons.

“We are very pleased that Indonesia, as the first nation in its region, chooses NASAMS for its homeland defence. The continuous technical evolution and addition of users confirms that NASAMS is the most modern and advanced air defense system in the world,” says Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.


NASAMS (Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) is a distributed and networked medium to long range air-defence system developed by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and Raytheon.

NASAMS was the first surface-based application for the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). The missile itself is named SLAMRAAM (Surfaced Launched AMRAAM).

The system integrates U.S. built AN/MPQ-64 F1 Sentinel air defense radar and AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles with an indigenously developed Battle management C4I system called FDC, short for Fire Distribution Center. The FDC connected to a MPQ-64 radar forms an “Acquisition Radar and Control System” (ARCS).

The missile reportedly has a horizontal range of up to 25 km.

Several nations have chosen NASAMS, including Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, USA, Spain, Oman and Indonesia.


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