First operational live fire of the NSM a success

The Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) performed two successful live firings of KONGSBERG`s NSM (Naval Strike Missile) over the last week from a test range in northern Norway

The live fire was the first firing from a warship and the first from a range in Norway.

The NSM has been developed for the RNoN and a full-scale production contract was awarded in 2007. NSM will be the backbone weapon system for the RNoN with deliveries commenced in the beginning of 2012 for the “Skjold Class” Corvettes and “Fridtjof Nansen” class Aegis Frigates.

In December 2008, KONGSBERG was awarded a contract by the Polish Navy for delivery of the NSM Coastal Missile Squadron. The system will be delivered by the end of 2012, and by the end of 2015 with all missiles.

In June 2011, KONGSBERG conducted a NSM live fire against a land target. The missile was launched from a land-based mobile vehicle platform which is part of the Polish Navy NSM Coastal Missile Squadron. The missile performed a tactical flight in excess of 150 km, before precisely hitting the specified land target.

The multi-mission NSM is a long-range precision strike missile, based on passive IIR seeker technology, guided with an inertial navigation system aided by a military SAASM GPS receiver and laser altimeter. The missile has been designed to ensure a high probability of hit in the anticipated challenging scenarios for the 2010-2020 timeframe and beyond.

Source: Kongsberg Gruppen
Date: Oct 23, 2012