Air Warfare

Japan chooses JSM once again

1st December 2020 - 18:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Latest contract follows two deals in 2019

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace on 1 December announced a second follow-on contract to supply its Joint Strike Missile (JSM) to the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF).

The contract is worth NOK820 million ($92.98 million).

Kongsberg described JSM as a ‘5th generation stealth air-to surface missile’, developed for the F-35A to plug ASuW and land attack capability gaps. Shephard Defence Insight notes that the 525kg JSM is ...

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