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Friday, 29 November 2013 11:31
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Naval Forces News - New Zealand
 
 
 
Royal New Zealand Navy selects KONGSBERGs Penguin anti-ship missile for Seasprite helicopters
 
KONGSBERG has signed a contract with the New Zealand Defence Force for the delivery of Penguin Mk 2 Mod 7 anti-ship missiles and associated equipment. The missiles will be deployed on the Royal New Zealand Navy new Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters.
     
Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says the government has approved the purchase of an upgraded and expanded Seasprite helicopter fleet for the New Zealand Defence Force. A total of eight Seasprites (plus two spare airframes) will be purchased from the United States company Kaman Aerospace in a $242 million dollar deal, which includes a training simulator, missiles, and additional components.
A Royal New Zealand Navy SH-2G Sea Sprite
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Blake/Released)
     
”This contract strongly confirms the Penguin missile’s position as the leading missile within its segment. The contract is for a limited number of missiles, however it is considered an important upgrade of New Zealand’s navy,” says Pål Bratlie, EVP Kongsberg Defence Systems.
     
KONGSBERG has signed a contract with the New Zealand Defence Force for the delivery of Penguin Mk 2 Mod 7 anti-ship missiles and associated equipment. The missiles will be deployed on the Royal New Zealand Navy new Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters.
AGM-119 Penguin anti-ship missilefired from an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter.
U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Lisa Aman. (RELEASED)
 
KONGSBERG has signed a contract with the New Zealand Defence Force for the delivery of Penguin Mk 2 Mod 7 anti-ship missiles and associated equipment. The missiles will be deployed on the Royal New Zealand Navy new Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters.
 
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Pictures of YJ-12 supersonic anti-ship missile, fitted on a Chinese Navy (PLAN) Xian H-6G bomber have recently emerged on the Chinese internet meaning this new generation missile may have entered operational service. Pictures of YJ-12 supersonic anti-ship missile, fitted on a Chinese Navy (PLAN) Xian H-6G bomber have recently emerged on the Chinese internet meaning this new generation missile may have entered operational service.
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