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Germany, Norway to cooperate on NSM

22nd June 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace has signed a contract with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency for cooperation on the Naval Strike Missile (NSM), the company announced on 20 June.

In February 2017, the Norwegian government announced strategic cooperation with Germany for acquisition of new submarines, with Germany intending to acquire the NSM for its fleet.

Norway and Germany will cooperate in a long-term evolution of the NSM for their fleets. This contract, worth $26.88 million, is the first phase in this cooperation and has a duration of one year.

The NSM, a long-range precision missile, has been designed to strike heavily defended land and sea targets. The missile has terrain-following capability and uses an advanced seeker and target identification technology for precise targeting in challenging conditions.

Eirik Lie, president, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, said: ‘This contract is an important milestone in a long-term Norwegian-German cooperation on missiles. The NSM is a product of the unique triangle cooperation developed between the defence industry, FFI and the armed forces.’

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