Naval Weapons

DSA 2018: Malaysia confirms NSM choice with missile order

18 April 2018

Kongsberg Defence Systems has confirmed receipt of a EUR125 million (USD155 million) contract to supply Naval Strike Missile (NSM) rounds to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN).

Announced on 18 April at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 show in Kuala Lumpur, the sale comes three years after Kongsberg received a letter of award from Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Lumut, Perak, to provide NSM shipboard equipment for the RMN’s six-ship Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) programme. The LCS is based on Naval Group’s Gowind 2500 corvette design and the same company’s SETIS combat management system (CMS).

Entering service with the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) in October 2012, NSM was originally developed by Kongsberg to meet the RNoN’s requirements for a highly discriminative, low-observable surface-to-surface guided weapon able to penetrate shipboard defences and operate effectively in both blue water and littoral environments.

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