The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (Ministerie van Defensie; MinDef) has signed an settlement with Norwegian firm Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace to obtain a brand new Naval Strike Missile (NSM) system for the Royal Netherlands Navy (Koninklijke Marine) fleet of De Zeven Provinciën-class guided missile frigates. The 4 De Zeven Provinciën-class frigates are extremely superior air-defence and command frigates in service with the Royal Navy of the Netherlands. This class of ships is also referred to as LCF (Luchtverdedigings, air protection and command frigate). The frigates are geared up with the ageing Harpoon anti-ship missiles, which will probably be changed by the brand new NSM system.

“KONGSBERG could be very proud to have been chosen by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence to supply the NSM to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) Air Defence & Command Frigates. That is one other nice achievement for the NSM program and we’re more than happy to welcome the RNLN as a member of the NSM Person Group,” says Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.


Royal Netherlands Navy De Zeven Provinciën guided missile frigates.

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 identify was Nytt sjømålsmissil (actually New sea goal missile, indicating that it’s the successor of the Penguin missile). The English advertising and marketing identify Naval Strike Missile was adopted later. In accordance with Kongsberg the NSM/JSM is chosen by Norway, Poland, Malaysia, Germany, america (as RGM-184), Japan, Romania, Canada, Australia and Spain as of 2022. The Joint Strike Missile (JSM) is a multi-role air-launched model of the NSM at the moment in improvement.

The state-of-the-art design and use of composite supplies is supposed to offer the missile subtle stealth capabilities. The missile will weigh barely greater than 400 kg (880 lb) and have a spread 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 utilization of a excessive energy titanium alloy blast/fragmentation warhead from TDW is in keeping with the trendy light-weight design and options insensitive high-explosive. Warhead initiation is by a void-sensing Programmable Clever Multi-Objective Fuze designed to optimise impact towards onerous targets.