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Kongsberg To Supply Naval Strike Missiles To US Navy

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract with Raytheon Missile Systems for Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) to the US Navy Over-The-Horizon Weapon System (OTH WS) program worth 203 MNOK. Raytheon is a prime contractor to the US Navy.


Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract with Raytheon Missile Systems for Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) to the US Navy Over-The-Horizon Weapon System (OTH WS) program worth 203 MNOK. Raytheon is a prime contractor to the US Navy.


Kongsberg To Supply Naval Strike Missiles To US Navy 925 001 Naval Strike Missiles launched from US Navy Littoral Combat Ship (Picture source: US Navy)


The order is related to the OTH WS framework agreement announced 31 May 2018 with a total cumulative scope of $847,611,857 MUSD.

The Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is an anti-ship and land-attack missile developed by the Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA).

The state-of-the-art design and use of composite materials is meant to give the missile sophisticated stealth capabilities. The missile weighs slightly more than 400 kg (880 lb) and has a range of more than 185 km (100 nm).

NSM is designed for littoral waters ("brown water") as well as for open sea ("green and blue water") scenarios. The usage of a high strength titanium alloy blast/fragmentation warhead from TDW is in line with the modern lightweight design and features insensitive high-explosive. Warhead initiation is by a void-sensing Programmable Intelligent Multi-Purpose Fuze designed to optimise effect against hard targets.