Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has been assigned by Norwegian Defence Materiel Company to improve the fight system on the Royal Norwegian Navy’s Skjold Class, to contribute to the life extension. The contract quantity is 267 MNoK. The Skjold Class is an important asset for the Navy and along with a ship technical modernization, the fight system will likely be upgraded with an identical system that’s in operation on the Nansen Class at this time. Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace is proud to ship the fight system and to contribute to life extension of the Skjold Class.

“When the Skjold class corvettes are to be upgraded with life extension expertise, it’s essential to alter the fight system on board to make sure fight functionality throughout their lifetime. The improve primarily consists of a brand new fight administration system, which is coordinated with the Nansen class frigates. We will even do a updating of tactical information hyperlinks and different features within the fight system,” says division director Kjetil Reiten Myhra in Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.


“Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace are proud that we as soon as extra is given the belief to proceed the work with the life extension of the Skjold Class. We’re wanting ahead to combine the perfect options of expertise to supply fight readiness for the Royal Norwegian Navy,” says president, Eirik Lie of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

Skjold-class corvettes in harbour at Umoe Mandal shipyard, Norway.

Skjold-class corvettes (skjold means “defend” in Norwegian) are a category of six gentle, superfast, stealth missile corvettes in service with the Royal Norwegian Navy. The boats had been previously classed as MTBs (motor torpedo boats) however, from 2009, the Royal Norwegian Navy has described them as corvettes (korvett) as a result of their seaworthiness is seen as corresponding to corvettes, and since they don’t carry torpedoes. They had been constructed on the Umoe Mandal yard. With a most velocity of 60 knots (110 km/h), the Skjold-class corvettes had been the quickest fight ships afloat on the time of their introduction.

The Skjold design is a floor impact craft, constructed of glass fibre/carbon composite supplies. Buoyancy is augmented underway by a fan-blown skirted compartment between the 2 inflexible catamaran-type hulls.Most notably, the vessels use 4 gasoline generators mixed by Renk COGAG gear items in-built a light-weight design. The smaller gasoline generators rated 2,000 kW generators are used for cruising velocity. For dash velocity a second, bigger gasoline turbine is mixed offering a complete of 6,000 kW to the waterjet on every shaft line. Two MTU 123 cruise diesel propulsion items used beforehand at loiter speeds had been eliminated. The foredeck was strengthened to accommodate the addition of a 76 mm Otobreda Tremendous Fast gun. They’re complemented by Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile SSMs (saved in an inside weapons bay), 12.7mm Browning M2HB HMGs, Mistral SAMs and SeaProtector remotely managed weapons station.