Friday, 10 April 2015

KONGSBERG Receives Letter of Award for NSM Ships Equipment with Boustead Naval Shipyard

KONGSBERG recently announced that it has received a Letter of Award worth approx. 20 MEUR with Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BN Shipyard) in Malaysia, for NSM (Naval Strike Missile) ships equipment.

BN Shipyard is to design, build and deliver six (6) Littoral Combat Ships for the Royal Malaysian Navy based on the DCNS “Gowind class” design. The first ship is scheduled for delivery in 2020.

KONGSBERGs delivery is to prepare for NSM onboard the ships and consists of necessary fixed installations such as launchers, cables, electronics and integration to the combat management system SETIS to be provided by DCNS.

“This agreement with Boustead Naval Shipyard is to prepare the future Royal Malaysian Littoral Combat Ships for NSM and confirms NSMs very strong competitiveness in the international market. Malaysia is the third user of this modern 5th generation anti-surface weapon”, says Harald Ånnestad, President of Kongsberg Defence Systems.

Naval Strike Missile

NSM is the only fifth generation long range precision strike missile in existence as per today. Already chosen by the Royal Norwegian Navy for its new frigates and new coastal corvettes, the NSM will be fully operational on these ships when they enter service in the near future. The NSM is also selected by the Polish Navy for use on its new coastal artillery installations.

The NSM is a very flexible system which can be launched from a variety of platforms against a variety of targets.

The airframe design and the high thrust to weight ratio gives the NSM extremely good maneuverability. The missile is completely passive, has proven its excellent sea skimming capabilities and with its advance terminal maneuvers it will survive the enemy air defences. The Autonomous Target Recognition (ATR) of the seeker ensures that the correct target is detected, recognised and hit, at sea or on land. (Kongsberg)

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