Norwegian Navy to Receive More Naval Strike Missiles

Norway has ordered additional Kongsberg fifth-generation naval strike missiles (NSMs) for the Royal Norwegian Navy.

Under the 604-million-kroner ($61 million) supplemental agreement, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace will deliver more “ship-killer” missiles at an undisclosed date.

“Kongsberg appreciates the strong cooperation with the National Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) team and looks forward to continuing these efforts as we focus on the deliveries to the Norwegian Navy,” the company said.

In November 2021, the Scandinavian country’s naval forces bought additional anti-ship missiles to supply its frigates and corvettes for 1.4 billion Norwegian kroner ($169 million).

German-Norwegian Collaboration

The new contract supports ongoing German-Norwegian collaboration to procure NSMs for the two countries.

The European allies forged a comprehensive joint agreement in February 2017 for submarine and missile acquisition.

“The government is working to achieve industrial agreements with the ambition that they will secure work for the Norwegian defense industry to a value corresponding to the acquisition of new submarines,” then-Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said.

Kongsberg and the NDMA first signed a deal to produce the missiles in 2018 for 220 million Norwegian kroner ($27 million).

It represented the first phase of the German-Norwegian collaboration, Naval Technology reported.

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