Rheinmetall has signed a contract with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) for the modernization of the Multi Sensor Platform (MSP) 500, which forms part of the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS).
The MSP500 is a stabilized sensor package with thermal and daylight cameras, laser rangefinder, video tracker, vertical sensor and north-finding sensor, integrated into NASAMS batteries.
The framework upgrade contract, valued in the low double-digit million-euro range, covers replacement of the old MSP500 system supplied in 2002, as well as associated simulators with the more powerful MSP600digital sensor system. The installation of the new systems is expected to start in mid-2025.
According to Rheinmetall, the MSP600digital is the performance-enhanced, HD-capable, digital successor of the MSP500 and MSP600 sensor platforms used by various armed forces worldwide. The four-axis stabilized platform controls an electro-optical sensor package, consisting of a state-of-the-art thermal imager (day/night vision), a high-precision laser rangefinder and a high-resolution HD color daylight camera.