Raytheon wins Oman's new missile system deal
Tewksubury, Massachusetts, January 26, 2014
Raytheon Company, a leading technology provider for defence, security and civil markets, has won a direct commercial sales contract from Oman for its National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (Nasams).
The $1.28 billion contract includes ground support equipment, a full training package, and technical assistance.
Nasams is the system that protects critical assets in six nations, including the US National Capital Region, said a statement.
The contract, which was awarded in the fourth quarter of 2013, was announced in Oman at a signing ceremony attended by Mohammed bin Nasser al Rasbi, Secretary General at the Ministry of Defence, Air Vice Marshal Matar bin Ali al Obaidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman, the US ambassador to the Sultanate, the US Military Attache and Tom Kennedy, chief operating officer, Raytheon Company.
Dan Crowley, president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, said: "Oman's competitive selection of Raytheon's Nasams validates the superior performance, system adaptability and overall security that it provides.”
Raytheon, along with its partner Kongsberg, will supply the system to Oman. The work under this contract will be performed by Raytheon at the Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Massachusetts and in Kongsberg, Norway. - TradeArabia News Service