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Royal Navy selects Naval Strike Missile

23rd November 2022 - 16:30 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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The Naval Strike Missile carries a 125kg warhead. (Photo: Kongsberg)

The UK is joining a growing club of Naval Strike Missile operators with an ambition to get the weapon on ships and into service in a little over 12 months.

The UK RN's Duke-class Type 23 frigates and Daring-class Type 45 destroyers will be equipped with Kongsberg's Naval Strike Missile under a new partnership announced between the UK and Norway.

The selection of the missiles comes after, in July, Shephard reported the UK was negotiating a purchase of the weapon. Under the plans, the RN will equip eleven ships across the frigate and destroyer classes.

Three vessels will be equipped with the missiles and ready for operations in a little over a year.

'This new agreement cements our partnership with one of our closest allies, whilst strengthening our Royal

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Harry Lye is Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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