Produced by Kongsberg, the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and the Joint
Strike Missile (JSM) are autonomous, long-range, precision missiles
designed to engage high-value, well-defended targets at sea and ashore.
The NSM can be launched from vessels or coastal systems while the JSM
was specifically designed to be air launched.
The NSM is in series production for the Norwegian Navy, the Fridtjof
Nansen class frigates and Skjold class coastal corvettes, and the Polish
Navy Coastal Squadron system. Deliveries for the platforms are scheduled
The NSM is
the only 5th generation long range precision strike missile in existence
today. The missile combines unsurpassed penetration capability due to
“low observable” shape, super sea skim, high-G random maneuvers
and I3R (intelligent imaging infra red) seeker with Autonomous Target
Recognition (ATR) providing programmable hit-point and optimized fuze-setting,
Kongsberg is in the process of developing the JSM – Joint Strike
Missile, in response to the requirement to equip aircraft platforms
to counter both sea and land targets.
The JSM missile is primarily designed for operations from fixed wing
Concept studies are under way to establish the requirements related
to other platforms.
F-35 partner nations have expressed great interest in the new missile,
some of the partner nations are funding work for integration of the
JSM to the F-35.
Ship Launched: Anti-ship and land attack, ship launched missile in use on Fridtjof
Nansen class frigates and Skjold class coastal corvettes of the Royal
Coastal Defence system: The
NSM Coastal Defence System (NSM CDS) is designed for high precision strike
missions against high threat targets or highly defended targets at sea
or on land at ranges from 3 km to 200 km and above.
CDS is composed of the following major items:
• The Fire Distribution Centre (FDC) providing Battle Management
Command Control Communication Computers and Information (BMC4I).
• Sea surveillance and tracking radar - customer selectable (optional).
• The Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Launcher Fire unit, a canister
protected weapon platform with the NSM missile
The NSM CDS has been
selected by Poland.
Multi-role, air launched version of the Naval Strike Missile. It is designed
in order to fit inside the F-35/JSF weapon bays but it will also be made
available for other platforms such as the Gripen NG or Maritime Patrol
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.