The government of Lithuania has signed an agreement with the Norwegian company, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, for the procurement of more NASAM air defense systems. This agreement will cost around 200 Euros to Lithuanian government and will enhance the air defense capabilities of Lithuania.
As part of the contract, Lithuania will also modernize parts of the NASAMS equipment the country acquired in 2017. With this modernization, Lithuania will have the most modern and efficient configuration of this advanced air defense system.
“We are significantly strengthening Lithuania’s air defence capabilities. The main reason for the decision is that the NASAMS system is already successfully operated by the Lithuanian Armed Forces, so the additional acquisition of NASAMS will not create integration problems,” said Greta Monika Tučkutė, Vice Minister of National Defence of Lithuania.
“Expanding its air defence capability with more NASAMS supports Lithuania’s ability to more effectively combat modern air threats and also strengthens the country’s partnership with NATO,” said Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.
Earlier this year, Lithuania also procured NASAM missile launchers to donate to Ukraine.