The US Navy (USN) will essentially be using the same version of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) on its Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) as is deployed in Norway, said Chris Daily, senior director of the NSM, the Joint Strike Missile (JSM), and the Tomahawk for Raytheon Missile Systems.
There are no alterations scheduled for the USN version, he said.
Raytheon, teamed with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, received an USD14.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for over-the-horizon (OTH) missile systems to be used for LCS vessels on 31 May. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to USD847.6 million.
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