Konsberg Naval Strike Missile Test Success
A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California. The missile scored a direct hit on a mobile ship target. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary D. Bell/Released)

Konsberg Naval Strike Missile Impresses During Navy Test

Norwegian Naval Strike Missile scores a direct hit during the US Navy's test aboard the USS Coronado.

The U.S. Navy conducted a successful test of the Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile on Sept. 23.

The test took place aboard the USS Coronado (LCS 4) with the Norwegian missile “scoring a direct hit on its intended target, a Mobile Ship Target,” according to a Navy release.

Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), together with Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships (PEO LCS), coordinated the demonstration for purposes of testing the capabilities of the Norwegian-made missile from a ship.

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… The Kongsberg NSM is a long-range precision strike missile designed to be launched from a variety of ships against a variety of targets. It is currently used on Norwegian Nansen-class frigates and Skjold Class missile torpedo boats, and the Polish Coastal Missile Division. Kongsberg has previously contracted with the U.S. Navy to supply simulation training tools for Navigation, Seamanship, and Shiphandling Training (NSST) programs.

“This demonstration provided us with a tremendous opportunity to see the capabilities of both the ship and the missile, and what we saw today has great potential for LCS and other fleet assets,” Rear Adm. Brian Antonio, program executive officer Littoral Combat Ships said in a statement.

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  • Soonershooter

    Sorry, but this is complete crap. The system was trucked to the ship and never fully mounted to the ship..also the command and control for the shoot was from off-board computers, not the ships CIC..this is nothing more than a farce to keep funding alive.