Norwegian F-35A Jets to get Joint Strike Missiles

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  • 05:44 AM, October 23, 2021
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Norwegian F-35A Jets to get Joint Strike Missiles
Joint Strike Missile

The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) has signed a contract with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS to to supply the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) for Norway’s fleet of F-35A Lightning II fighters.

The contract is valued at MNOK 3,950 ($473 million). The partnership between KONGSBERG, the Norwegian Armed Forces and Norwegian Defence Research Establishment in the definition, development and test of the JSM has been critical factor in developing a missile with such advanced capabilities.

The JSM is a fifth-generation stealth air-to-surface missile developed to fulfill the F-35’s anti-surface warfare and land attack capability needs. The missile can be carried internally ensuring the aircraft’s low-signature capabilities, and it has superior performance against well-defended sea- and land targets across long distances.

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