Raytheon Company and Norway's Kongsberg Defence Systems are in talks to finalize a plan to assemble, integrate and test the Naval Strike Missile in the United States.
The two companies also plan to produce NSM launchers in the U.S.
"NSM production in America is the latest evolution of our decades-long relationship with Kongsberg," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. "We will assemble the missile and launchers in the same Raytheon factories where we produce many of the world's most advanced missiles and other weapons systems."
Raytheon expects to perform final assembly, integration and test of NSM at the company's Tucson, Arizona facility. Launchers would be manufactured at Raytheon's factory in Louisville, Kentucky.
With a range of more than 100 nautical miles, NSM is a long-range, anti-ship missile that provides superior strike capability against land and sea targets. Raytheon and Kongsberg believe NSM is an ideal solution for navies around the globe and the best over-the-horizon missile for the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship.
"Warfighters around the globe will benefit from the Kongsberg-Raytheon partnership on NSM," said Harald Ånnestad, President Kongsberg Defence Systems. "Production of NSM in the United States will secure ramp up and sustainability of NSM, the world's only Fifth Generation Naval Strike Missile with Land Target capabilities, for the US and our allies. Increased volume of NSM creates and secures jobs in both the US and Norway."
The companies are also teamed on the development of the Joint Strike Missile and National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems also known as NASAMS.
Poland has made significant progress in its talks with Raytheon over a $5-billion missile defense system. "Indeed, the recent talks between Raytheon (and Poland) are very, very promising and one may say that a breakthrough has taken place," Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz was quoted as saying by Reuters Monday
The US Missile Defense Agency successfully tests Orbital ATKs enhanced MK 136 Third Stage Rocket Motor (TSRM) nozzle on the Raytheon Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IB in Controlled Test Vehicles (CTVs)-01a/02. These flight tests were conducted on May 25 and 26, 2016, respectively, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility
Indonesia has ordered the Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) an air defense system from Kongsberg under a $77 million contract that includes command posts, radars, launchers and radios. The NASAMS is a medium- to long-range air-defense system developed in partnership with Raytheon
Kongsberg Defence Systems has signed 150 MNOK (US$17.3 million) contract with Australian Defense ministry for integration of a new capability in the Joint Strike Missile (JSM)
Kongsberg has entered into agreement with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) to update the Combat Management System and the Active Sonar System of the Fridtjof Nansen class frigates for 313 MNOK (US $36 million). The frigates will be delivered over four years, the company said in a statement Wednesday
The Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) has dropped corruption charges against Kongsberg Gruppen. In February 2014 Økokrim charged Kongsberg Gruppen ASA and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS with allegations of corruption related to deliveries of communications equipment to Romania in the period 2000-2008
The US Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon a contract modification worth $132 million for software maintenance and Ballistic Missile Defense System test planning, execution and analysis for X-Band radars. Under this contract modification, the contractor will continue software maintenance, models and simulations, engineering support and Ballistic Missile Defense System test planning, execution and analysis for X-Band radars, the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday
Raytheon is developing new technologies to allow the next generation of manned and unmanned flying vehicles to communicate seamlessly, even in hostile environments. Under two contracts totaling $9 million, Raytheon will deliver new networking solutions as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission Optimization program, or DyNAMO, the company said in a statement Monday
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