According to Kongsberg Geospatial, its map engine TerraLens, has now been deployed in hundreds of systems and platforms including the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS).
In line with Canada’s military support for Ukraine, the Canadian government has announced it will procure and donate a National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) to Ukraine in a move to strengthen the country’s air defence systems against ongoing Russian attacks.
Within each NASAMS Fire Distribution Center operator display is TerraLens, Canadian software from Kongsberg Geospatial in Ottawa. It is utilised to provide a real-time 2D and 3D display capable of displaying thousands of tracks.
“The important role and success of NASAMS in air defence worldwide has long been a prideful accomplishment for Kongsberg Geospatial,” said Jordan Freed, President, and Managing Director of Kongsberg Geospatial. “Knowing that this important donation to support Ukraine includes TerraLens, developed in our Nation’s capital, should be a source of pride for all Canadians.”
Developed by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) and Raytheon, the NASAMS air defence system can engage up to 72 targets simultaneously using active or passive seeker missiles, and intercept targets beyond visual range.
Ukraine received its first NASAMS system in 2022 as part of the US’s largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine and has since had 100% success in intercepting drones and cruise missiles from Russia. Spokesman of Ukraine’s Air Force Yuriy Ihnat has confirmed that Ukraine managed to destroy all Russian UAVs on attacks which happened on New Year’s Eve and said that this was done using the NASAMS air defence complex.