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Monday, March 02, 2015

Australia and Norway cooperate on Joint Strike Missile

Joint Strike MissileAustralian will cooperate with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence to develop Kongsberg’s Joint Strike Missile as a potential future weapon for Australia’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighters.

The Kongsberg Defence Aerospace Joint Strike Missile (JSM) system is a fifth-generation, long range precision guided stand-off missile designed for both Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW) and Naval Fire Support (NFS) missions over land, sea and the littoral.

At four metres long and weighing around 400kg, it can be carried externally or internally by the F-35A, but is too large for the F-35B’s smaller internal weapons bay.

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