KONGSBERG has acquired a affirmation that the Spanish Navy will purchase the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to interchange the Harpoon missile when that is retired from energetic service. The corporate can not present any additional touch upon the potential dimension of this contract.The Spanish Navy plans to equip each the prevailing F-100 and the brand new F-110 with NSM. Further data shall be introduced when the contract is awarded. 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 sjømålsmissil. 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 offer 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”) eventualities. The utilization of a excessive power 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-Function Fuze designed to optimise impact towards exhausting targets.

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Spanish Navy air defence frigate Alvaro de Bazan (F101).

NSM is ready to fly over and round landmasses, journey in sea skim mode, after which make random manoeuvres within the terminal section, making it tougher to cease by enemy countermeasures. The goal choice know-how supplies NSM with a capability for impartial detection, recognition, and discrimination of targets at sea or on the coast. That is potential by the mixture of an imaging infrared (IIR) seeker and an onboard goal database. NSM is ready to navigate by GPS, inertial and terrain reference techniques. The missile is propelled to its goal in excessive subsonic pace by a turbojet sustainer engine—leaving the 125 kg multi-purpose blast/fragmentation warhead to do its work.

The Álvaro de Bazán class, also called the F100 class, is a category of Aegis fight system-equipped air defence frigates in service with the Spanish Navy. The vessels had been constructed by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia in Ferrol, with the lead ship of the category named for Admiral Álvaro de Bazán. The F110 class, also called the Bonifaz class, are a multi-purpose, anti-submarine class of Aegis fight system-fitted heavy frigates underneath building for the Spanish Navy. The undertaking is being co-developed by the Spanish Ministry of Defence and the state-owned firm Navantia. The development of the primary unit began in April 2022 and are scheduled to be delivered beginning in about 2025.

Kongsberg NSM anti-ship and land-attack missile
Kongsberg NSM anti-ship and land-attack missile