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Kongsberg receives Polish contract extension

5th January 2012 - 12:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kongsberg has announced that it has been issued with a contract extension by the Polish Ministry of Defence (MOD) for additional Naval Strike Missiles (NSMs). The contract, announced 28 December 2012, is worth MNOK 712.

Kongsberg is already contracted to supply an NSM-based Coastal Defence System to the Polish Navy, which is on track for delivery commencement during 2012. The new NSMs will complement this programme, for use in conjunction with a command and weapon control system similar to Kongsberg's NASAMS air defence system. According to the company, NSM launched from the Polish Coastal Defence System again demonstrated its capabilities as the most advanced strike missile against land and sea targets earlier in 2011.

Kongsberg said that it will be subcontracting with a large number of Polish enterprises, engaging them in close cooperation that will involve technology transfer and long-term partnerships. Some of the core components of the system, such as the radar system, communications system and the trucks to carry the launch ramps, are being developed and delivered by Polish industry.

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