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Kongsberg signs Japan follow-on JSM contract

11th November 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has signed a follow-on contract with Japan to supply the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) for its fleet of F-35 combat aircraft.

The JSM is a stealth air-to surface missile designed to strike well-defended sea and land targets across long distances.

As the missile can be carried internally in the F-35 it ensures the aircraft’s low-signature capabilities.

Eirik Lie, president, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, said: ‘The international F-35 user community is showing great interest in the JSM. Kongsberg is very proud to have been selected by Japan to provide the JSM for their F-35 fleet. Our relationship is growing even stronger with this follow-on contract.’

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