Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (Kongsberg) is contracted by the US Navy to test fire Kongsberg’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) under the Foreign Comparative Testing program.
The firing was requested by the US Navy to demonstrate the capability to engage a surface target at a range of 100 nautical miles from an LCS class ship. The test is planned to be conducted during September this year from the USS Coronado, an Independence-class LCS.
This demonstration follows a successful NSM live fire event from the Royal Norwegian Navy’s Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate witnessed by the US Navy during the recently completed Rim of the Pacific 2014.
“We are very pleased that the US Navy has decided to evaluate the NSM missile. This contract does not however include any commitment for the US Navy beyond the test, but confirms NSM’s unique capabilities and the test will enable the US Navy to study it closer in a realistic scenario,” says Harald Ånnestad, President Kongsberg Defence Systems.
The U.S Navy has announced it is ordering marinized version of the M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) from Kongsberg Protech Systems to fulfill requirements for its remotely operated Stabilized Small Arm Mount (SSAM) weapon systems program
Kongsberg announced today that has signed a contract worth 168 MNOK ($19 Million) to supply communications equipment and integrate this into Norways NASAMS air defence system. This includes equipment for secure IP communications between all elements in NASAMS
Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) announced today that it has signed a new satellite support contract with a total value of $220 million with the European Space Agency for operational support related to the Sentinel satellites in the Copernicus program. KSAT has signed an extension to the existing contract for ground station support for the sentinel satellites in the European Copernicus program
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado successfully live fired Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California Tuesday. The missile was launched from the deck of Coronado and scored a direct hit on its intended target, a mobile ship target (MST)
The US Navy is scheduled to conduct a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg-built Naval Strike Missile (NSM) aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) while underway in the Pacific Ocean Sept. 24
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