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.
… 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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