Kongsberg Confirmed NSM for LCS

SHAH ALAM: Norwegian multinational, Kongsberg Defence Systems, has announced an LOA from Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd for the supply of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and its related equipment.

In a release issued today, Kongsberg stated that it has received a Letter of Award worth approximately 20 million EURO with Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BN Shipyard) in Malaysia, for NSM (Naval Strike Missile) ships equipment.

 Live firing with NSM missile from corvette HNoMS Gnist outside Andøya in Northern-Norway
Live firing with NSM missile from corvette HNoMS Gnist outside Andøya in Northern-Norway

“BN Shipyard is to design, build and deliver six (6) Littoral Combat Ships for the Royal Malaysian Navy based on the DCNS “Gowind class” design. The first ship is scheduled for delivery in 2020.”

A CGI of the RMN LCS.
A CGI of the RMN LCS.

“Kongsberg delivery is to prepare for NSM onboard the ships and consists of necessary fixed installations such as launchers, cables, electronics and integration to the combat management system SETIS to be provided by DCNS.

 A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California. The missile scored a direct hit on a mobile ship target. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary D. Bell/Released)
A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California. The missile scored a direct hit on a mobile ship target. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary D. Bell/Released)

“This agreement with Boustead Naval Shipyard is to prepare the future Royal Malaysian Littoral Combat Ships for NSM and confirms NSMs very strong competitiveness in the international market.

” Malaysia is the third user of this modern 5th generation anti-surface weapon”, says Harald Ånnestad, President of Kongsberg Defence Systems.

–Malaysian Defence

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