Norway orders additional Naval Strike Missile

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has signed a supplemental agreement with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (FMA) for the ongoing procurement of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) for deliveries to the Norwegian Navy.

The value of the contract is MNOK 487 ($45 million).

The contract delivery schedule and also the number of missiles to be supplied has not been disclosed. 

Noteworthy, the NSM is the main weapon for the Royal Norwegian Navy’s frigates and coastal corvettes. 

Besides, the weapon system has been selected by the US Navy, US Marine Corps, Poland, Romania, Canada, Germany, Australia, Malaysia, Spain, UK, The Netherlands and Latvia.

About Naval Strike Missile (NSM)

The NSM is a very flexible system, which can be launched from a variety of platforms against a variety of targets on sea and land.

Further, the missile is completely passive, has proven its excellent sea-skimming capabilities and with its advanced terminal manoeuvres, it will survive the enemy air defences.

The airframe design and the high thrust to weight ratio give the NSM extremely good manoeuvrability.

Also, the Autonomous Target Recognition (ATR) of the seeker ensures that the correct target is detected, recognized and hit, at sea or on land.

To sum up, NSM provides the following key operational features:

  • Strike capability against sea and land target
  • Excellent penetration capability against advanced enemy air defence systems
  • Ship class identification (ATR) through Autonomous Target Recognition

Technical data

  • Speed: High Subsonic
  • Weight: 407 kg (897 lbs)
  • Length: 3,96 m (156 inches)
  • Range: >185 km (100 nm)