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03:30 PM, March 11, 2019
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Joint Strike Missile

Norwegian company Kongsberg has won a contract from Japan to supply Joint Strike Missiles (JSM) for the country’s fleet of F-35 fighter aircraft.

The JSM development started in 2008 and was completed in mid-2018 after a series of successful validation test firings, the company said in a statement.

The JSM is a long-range sea- and land- target missile that can be carried internally in the F-35 and thus ensuring the aircraft’s low-signature (stealth) capabilities. It has a range of 280 kilometers and can carry a warhead of 230 kilograms.

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