Kongsberg Demonstrates NSM Land-Target Strike Capability

3 July 2011 (Last Updated July 3rd, 2011 18:30)

Kongsberg has conducted the first ever live-fire with the naval strike missile (NSM) to test the missile's precision strike capability against land targets. The missile was launched from a land-based mobile vehicle platform, part of the Polish Navy Coastal Squadron, which hit the specifi

Kongsberg has conducted the first ever live-fire with the naval strike missile (NSM) to test the missile's precision strike capability against land targets.

The missile was launched from a land-based mobile vehicle platform, part of the Polish Navy Coastal Squadron, which hit the specified land target.

The NSM is the only fifth-generation long-range precision strike missile featuring low observable shape, and I3R seeker with autonomous target recognition (ATR) for programmable hit-point and optimised fuse-setting.

The Norwegian Navy has plans to equip the NSM on its Fridtjof Nansen Class frigates and Skjold Class coastal corvettes.

The Polish Navy also has plans to install the missile in its coastal squadron system.

Deliveries of the missile are scheduled for 2011-2014.