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Naval Strike Missile Test

Naval Strike Missile being tested at sea. Image via Kongsberg

Kongsberg To Arm Royal Navy With Long-Range Missiles

John Konrad
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November 25, 2022

UK and Norwegian authorities have today announced that they have agreed to further strengthen existing defense ties. The Royal Navy will receive the Naval Strike Missile (NSM), outfitted on Type 23 frigates and Type 45 destroyers in collaboration with the Norwegian government and the aerospace division of Kongsberg.

The missiles are 4 meters long and can strike enemy ships at a distance of more than 100 nautical miles at subsonic speeds, said the MoD.

The collaboration will result in more ships equipped with the sophisticated Naval Strike Missiles which will contribute in enhancing the security in our common areas of interest. Replacing the Harpoon surface-to-surface weapon, due to go out of service in 2023, the world-class anti-ship missile will be ready for operations onboard the first Royal Navy vessel in a little over 12 months. 

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“Kongsberg is very pleased to welcome the Royal Navy as a member of the NSM User Group,” said Øyvind Kolset, Executive Vice President in Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. “We proudly support the strengthening of defence ties between our nations by integrating the NSM on the Royal Navy’s vessels.”

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