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 Kongsberg NSM is a long range precision strike missile designed to be launched from a variety of ships against a variety of targets.
Testing took place on board the Navy's newest littoral combat ship to show the LCS' ability to readily accept new weapons systems as part of the Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) program.
"We view this successful missile test as a possible future warfighting capability for the LCS program," said Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden, Commander, Naval Surface Forces.
"Both classes of the LCS are based on modular design concepts. This allows for the integration of weapons and sensors like the Kongsberg NSM technology as part of the LCS warfare suite," Rowden said.
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (Kongsberg) is contracted by the US Navy to test fire Kongsbergs 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
Raytheon and Kongsberg announced partnering to develop new, long-distance anti-ship missiles during the Farnborough International Airshow. The Joint Strike Missiles development is funded by the Norwegian government
The Irish Defence Force is expected to upgrade its entire Piranha III fleet with Protector M151 systems over the next five years. The contract awarded to Kongsberg Gruppen, supports the first set of these upgrade and deliveries of the Protector are planned in September 2014
Kongsberg has received an order valued at $31 million for the delivery of Protector Weapon Control System including logistics for the Swiss vehicle program GMTF RP13. This contract is the fourth major Protector RWS contract between the Swiss Army and Kongsberg since 2006
Kongsberg has signed a long term Framework Agreement with the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) for support, maintenance and further development of systems delivered by KONGSBERG onboard the RNoN's combat vessels and training centers. The Framework Agreement is valid from 1st January 2014 with duration of 6 years
Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Coronado has conducted a live-fire exercise of the GM-84D Harpoon Block 1C missile system near the coast of Guam on August 22. The Harpoon missile, an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system, has reportedly destroyed a surface target at significant distance beyond the ships visual range, US Navy announced Tuesday
The US littoral combat ship USS Coronado has experienced engineering causality on its first deployment to Western Pacific. The ship immediately returned to Pearl Harbor after the incident,
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
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