US Navy intention to install NSM on a US Navy Littoral Combat Ship for deployment

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US Navy intention to install NSM on a US Navy Littoral Combat Ship for deployment
 
The US Navy has issued an intention to award a sole source contract to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) for the equipment and flight test support services in support of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Phase II demonstration test.
     

Kongsberg's Naval Strike Missile (NSM) launched from Skjold class corvette & Nansen class Frigate
     

With this, the US Navy continues the successful testing of NSM on US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). KONGSBERG will supply missiles, ship equipment including deck mounted launchers, installation and integration. The FCT Phase II program also provides for training and a training facility. This NSM FCT Phase II test effort is scheduled to be completed by the final quarter of Fiscal Year 2018 (July-September 2018).

     
  The US Navy has issued an intention to award a sole source contract to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) for the equipment and flight test support services in support of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Phase II demonstration test.  
(Sept. 23, 2014) - The crew of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully performed a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California, Sept. 23. During the test, the Norwegian-made Kongsberg NSM was launched from the deck of Coronado and scored a direct hit on its intended target, a Mobile Ship Target (MST). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary D. Bell/Released)
     
The NSM has been demonstrated in a live fire event from the Royal Norwegian Navy’s Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate during the Rim of the Pacific in July 2014 followed by a firing in September 2014 from USS Coronado of the Independence-class LCS.

“We are very pleased that the US Navy continues and expands the test and evaluation of the NSM missile. The NSM is operational in the Norwegian and Polish Navies from both ships and land based coastal defence. It is an off-the-shelf and non-developmental 5th generation strike missile system that can be rapidly deployed for operational use”, says Harald Ånnestad, President Kongsberg Defence Systems.

Link to Naval Strike Missile technical datasheet

Link to Independence class Littoral Combat Ship technical datasheet
 

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