Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace wins Norwegian Technology Awards 2023
The people and jury has spoken: Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and NASAMS is the winner of Norwegian Technology Awards 2023. It was Director Products and Technology Øystein Lintvedt and Manager Business Development Tom-Erik Holmen from Integrated Defence Systems division who represented Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace at the 2023 Norwegian Technology Awards.
Defending Ukrainian people
After Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it quickly became evident that the Ukrainians needed a modern air defence system to defend against the Russian air strikes. And in November 2022, the Ukrainian Armed Forces received the first two deliveries of NASAMS.
That same month, Russia carried out the most massive air strike in Ukraine since the war began, and the Norwegian-developed air defence system had a tough baptism of fire. Overnight, Norwegian NASAMS was on everyone's lips. In retrospect, both the Ukrainian Defence Forces and President Volodymyr Zelenskyj have praised NASAMS, reporting that the system has worked very well. One can only imagine how many lives have been saved.