KONGSBERG signs contract with Australia to integrate new capability for the Joint Strike Missile
Picture from announcement of cooperation made on February 26 2015.
Kongsberg Defence Systems (KONGSBERG) has entered into a contract with the Australian Department of Defence worth 150 MNOK for integration of a new capability in the Joint Strike Missile (JSM).
This contract is a result
of the agreement reached between the Norwegian and Australian Governments initialized
during the visit by Norwegian State Secretary of Defence, Mr. Øystein Bø to
Australia in 2015.
JSM is the 5th
generation long-range precision strike missile that will be integrated for
internal carriage on the F-35. Using a combination of advanced materials,
ability to fly low, while following the terrain and using advanced passive
seekers, the missile is extremely difficult to detect and stop even for the
most advanced countermeasures and defence systems.
state-of-the-art RF-seeker sensor, developed by BAE Systems Australia, will
enable JSM to locate targets on the basis of their electronic signature. This
will further strengthen the capabilities of JSM for the most challenging scenarios
in a modern battlefield.
“We are very pleased
that Australia joins the development of JSM by funding the integration of the
RF seeker and that we together can increase the JSM capabilities”, says Eirik
Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence Systems.
For further information:
Eirik Lie, President, Kongsberg Defence Systems, Tel.:
+47 9170 4933.