Norwegian Navy Signs $170M Order for Naval Strike Missiles

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Norwegian Navy Signs $170M Order for Naval Strike Missiles
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The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (FMA) signed two contracts worth MNOK 1,426 (nearly $170 million) for the delivery of a new batch of Naval Strike Missiles (NSMs) and maintenance of existing inventory of these missiles.

The new NSMs will be armed on the Navy’s frigates and corvettes. The existing inventory of missiles will go through a series of maintenance actions to extend their operational timeline and continue providing state of the art defence capabilities for the Navy, Kongsberg announced in a statement.

The Naval Strike Missile is a fifth-generation missile with a low radar signature for use in sea-to-sea or sea-to-land defence. The missile can go up against well-defended targets with the ability to penetrate the most advanced air defence.

NSM is set up with integrated sensors to locate exact targets to engage, and will self-destruct if it is unable to locate its intended target – a build-in safety mechanism avoiding collateral damage.

Norwegian Navy Signs $170M Order for Naval Strike Missiles
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