Kongsberg wins €124m contract to supply missiles for Malaysian Navy

20 April 2018 (Last Updated April 20th, 2018 12:50)

Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has signed a €124m contract for the supply of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to the Royal Malaysian Navy.

Kongsberg wins €124m contract to supply missiles for Malaysian Navy
Naval Strike Missile. Credit: Kongsberg Gruppen.

Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has signed a €124m contract for the supply of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to the Royal Malaysian Navy.

The company has not disclosed the number of missiles that are slated for delivery under the deal, which is a follow-on to an agreement for NSM shipboard equipment that was originally announced in 2015.

Kongsberg previously received a Letter of Award from Boustead Naval Shipyard for the equipment in April 2015.

“This contract provides the Royal Malaysian Navy with an important surface-to-surface-missile capability and confirms NSM’s very strong position in the international market.”

The missile is set to be installed on-board the Malaysian Navy’s six new littoral combat ships (LCSs).

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace president Eirik Lie said: “This contract provides the Royal Malaysian Navy with an important surface-to-surface-missile capability and confirms NSM’s very strong position in the international market.

“NSM is currently chosen by Norway, Poland, Germany and Malaysia.”

The delivery package will also cover various necessary fixed installations such as launchers, cables and electronics to prepare for the NSM’s deployment on-board the ships.

The missiles will be deck-mounted and integrated into the Naval Group-provided SETIS combat management system following delivery.

Malaysia is the third country to use the fifth-generation anti-surface NSM.

The weapon has also previously been selected to serve as the key weapon for Norway’s new frigates and corvettes, as well as Poland’s land-based coastal defence.

The LCS vessels are being constructed by Boustead Naval Shipyard in Malaysia, while their design is based on French shipbuilder Naval Group’s Gowind Class vessels.

Delivery of the first ship is currently scheduled to take place in 2020.