The NATO Help and Procurement Company (NSPA) will procure a brand new anti-ship missile and land-attack system for the Spanish Navy. The brand new missiles might be built-in on the brand new F-110 Frigates (beneath development) and can exchange the ageing RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles in service on the F-100 Álvaro de Bazán-class frigates as a part of their Mid-Life Improve Programme. By means of the institution of a top level view settlement, NSPA will procure the Naval Strike Missile for the Spanish Navy. The procurement might be executed through the NATO Help and Procurement Company Ammunition Help Partnership.

The Álvaro de Bazán class is a category of Aegis fight system-equipped air defence frigates in service with the Spanish Navy. The vessels have been constructed by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia in Ferrol, with the lead ship of the category named for Admiral Álvaro de Bazán. The ships are fitted with the USA Aegis weapons system permitting them to trace a whole lot of airborne targets concurrently as a part of its air defence community. The Álvaro de Bazán-class multi-role frigates are one of many few non-US warships to hold the Aegis system and its related SPY-1D radar. The frigates are the primary trendy vessels of the Spanish Navy to include ballistic resistant metal within the hull.


Spanish Navy air defence frigate Alvaro de Bazan (F101). (U.S. Navy picture by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Matthew Bash)

The F110 class, also referred to as the Bonifaz class, are a multi-purpose, anti-submarine class of Aegis fight system-fitted heavy frigates beneath development for the Spanish Navy. The mission 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. The Naval Strike Missile is a long-range, precision strike weapon that seeks and destroys targets at sea or land at nice distance. The missile travels at excessive subsonic pace (Mach 0.9) and has a variety larger than 100 nautical miles.

The Naval Strike Missile(NSM) is an anti-ship and land-attack missile developed by the Norwegian firm Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA). The usage of composite supplies is supposed to present 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). Its steerage system combines GPS Aided Inertial System (GPSINS) and Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM). The NSM is ready to fly over and round landmasses, journey in sea skim mode, after which make random manoeuvres within the terminal part, making it more durable to cease by enemy countermeasures.