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NSM sale to Romania moves closer

19th October 2020 - 11:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

​Romania would become the seventh country to operate the Naval Strike Missile

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 16 October notified Congress that the US State Department has approved an FMS package for Romania worth approximately $300 million, with Raytheon as prime contractor.

Principal features of the deal are two coastal defence systems, comprising an undisclosed number of anti-ship Naval Strike Missile (NSM) systems including launchers; up to ten Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System - Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS-JTRS); two fire distribution centres; and four mobile launch vehicles.

‘Romania will use this long-range, precision strike weapon to enhance mission effectiveness, survivability, and NATO interoperability in current and future missions and operations,’ the DSCA noted. 

The Romanian MoD plans to complete the procurement programme by 2024.

Data from Shephard Defence Insight shows that six countries operate or have ordered the NSM: Germany, India, Malaysia, Norway, Poland and the US.

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