Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has signed an preliminary contract valued at MNOK 489 with the Commonwealth of Australia for Naval Strike Missile (NSM) functionality. The order earnings is booked in second quarter 2022. On 5 April 2022, the Federal Authorities introduced the accelerated acquisition of the NSM to switch the Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile on the Royal Australian Navy’s ANZAC Class Frigates and HOBART Class Destroyers. Developed in Norway, KONGSBERG’s NSM is a fifth-generation, long-range, precision strike missile designed to defeat closely protected maritime targets in contested environments.

Øyvind Kolset, Govt Vice President Missile Methods in Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, said “Signing this preliminary contract to start the acquisition of an Australian NSM functionality is a vital milestone. This can be a clear demonstration of KONGSBERG’s dedication to the accelerated supply of NSM to the Royal Australian Navy to fulfill their necessities,” mentioned Kolset.


Royal Australian Navy Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs)

The Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is an anti-ship and land-attack missile developed by the Norwegian firm Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA). The unique Norwegian title was Nytt sjomalsmissil. The English advertising and marketing title Naval Strike Missile was adopted later. The state-of-the-art design and use of composite supplies is supposed to provide the missile refined stealth capabilities. The missile will weigh barely greater than 400 kg (880 lb) and have a variety of greater than 185 km (115 mi; 100 nmi). NSM is designed for littoral waters (“brown water”) in addition to for open sea (“inexperienced and blue water”) situations.

The Anzac class (additionally recognized because the MEKO 200 ANZ kind) is a ship class of ten frigates; eight operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and two operated by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). The Hobart class is a ship class of three air warfare destroyers (AWDs) constructed for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Planning for ships to switch the Adelaide-class frigates and restore the aptitude final exhibited by the Perth-class destroyers started by 2000, initially below acquisition mission SEA 1400, which was re-designated SEA 4000. Though the designation “Air Warfare Destroyer” is used to explain ships devoted to the defence of a naval pressure from plane and missile assault,