Royal Malaysian Navy Orders Kongsberg Naval Strike Missiles
OSLO — Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has entered into contract worth $154 million with the Royal Malaysian Navy for delivery of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to its six new littoral combat ships, the company announced in an April 17 release.
Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd is building the ships based on Naval Group’s Gowind-class design. This contract is a follow-on to the agreement announced April 9, 2015, for NSM shipboard equipment. The NSM will be deck mounted and integrated to the SETIS combat management system provided by Naval Group.
“This contract provides the Royal Malaysian Navy with an important surface-to-surface-missile capability and confirms NSM’s very strong position in the international market,” said Eirik Lie, president of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS. “NSM is currently chosen by Norway, Poland, Germany and Malaysia.”