NASAMS is designed to provide air defense against a variety of threats, including aircraft, helicopters, drones, and cruise missiles.

The system's modular architecture allows for integration with various sensors, launchers, and missiles, providing flexibility and scalability to meet specific mission requirements.

NASAMS operates within a network-centric framework, enabling seamless integration with other air defense assets and command and control systems for enhanced situational awareness and coordination.

Equipped with advanced active radar seekers, NASAMS missiles autonomously detect and track targets, ensuring high accuracy in engagement.

NASAMS has an operational range of up to 50 kilometers, allowing for the engagement of targets at extended distances.

It can be quickly repositioned with the help of the High Mobility Launcher (HML) or military all-terrain trucks in areas where the situation demands.

NASAMS launchers can be efficiently transported by air, using C-130 Hercules or C-17 Globemaster aircraft for swift deployments.

NASAMS employs adaptive engagement tactics, allowing it to prioritize and engage the most critical threats in real-time.

As of 2023, the NASAMS System Has Three Variants: 1st Gen NASAMS, NASAMS 2, and NASAMS 3

On July 1, 2022, the United States announced its commitment to delivering NASAMS air defense systems to Ukraine as part of an $820 million military aid package through the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).