NASAMS consists of the AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel radar, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace’s Fire Distribution Center, launcher, and Raytheon’s suite of effectors, including the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM®, Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile Extended Range, or AMRAAM-ER®, and AIM-9X®. 

In October 2021, Raytheon unveiled a new medium-range air and missile defense radar for NASAMS called GhostEye® MR.

NASAMS provides air defenders with a tailorable, state-of-the-art defense system that can maximize their ability to acquire, engage and destroy current and evolving enemy fixed and rotary wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and emerging cruise missile threats.

Homeland Defense

NASAMS is operated by 13 countries and has been integrated into the U.S. National Capital Region’s air defense system since 2005. In addition to the U.S., Norway, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, Oman, Lithuania, Indonesia, Australia, Qatar, Hungary, Ukraine and one undisclosed country depend on NASAMS for homeland defense and the protection of critical assets. The system meets all NATO requirements for interoperability.

Flexible Architecture

In partnership with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, NASAMS is built on a modular, distributed, open-hardware and software architecture. The system is positioned to embrace new technologies, capabilities and features to deliver unrivaled air defense.