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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Exclusive: Latest Details on Kongsberg NSM-SL (Submarine Launch) Weapon System

Sublaunched Naval Strike MissileKongsberg is still working on a submarine launched variant of its Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and is cooperating with Babock and Nammo for this project. The information was confirmed to Navy Recognition by a Kongsberg official. We first revealed the existence of this project last year during Balt Military Expo, a maritime defense exhibition held every two years in Poland.

Norway is fully funding the development of JSM (Joint Strike Missile), an air-launched version of NSM (Naval Strike Missile). The JSM will provide F-35 and other fighter aircrafts with a long-range precision strike capability against heavily defended targets at sea and on land.

According to Kongsberg, since Norway has decided to enter in to a definition phase of procuring the next generation submarine to replace the ULA class, undoubtedly the need for expanding the firepower capability from the submarines will carefully be considered by the Ministry of Defence.

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