News - Kongsberg Defence Systems
KONGSBERG signs contracts for delivery to next generation European weather satellites
KONGSBERG has signed two contracts with a total value of EUR 23.6 million with Airbus Defence and Space for delivery of a KA band Antenna Pointing System and Solar Array Drive Assembly for the next generation European weather satellite program MetOp-Second Generation (MetOp-SG), a programme of and funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and EUMETSAT.
KONGSBERG heading for Mars
On 14 March, the ExoMars space probe was launched successfully from Kazakhstan to search for sources of methane and liquid water on Mars. KONGSBERG has supplied the steering mechanisms for the solar panels that will power the probe throughout its journey.
KONGSBERG buys 49.9 % of Patria creating a leading Nordic defence partnership
Today, KONGSBERG has entered into an agreement with the Finnish state for the purchase of 49.9 % of the shares in Patria for EUR 272 million. Patria is Finland’s leading defence supplier and owns 50 % of the shares in the Norwegian company Nammo. The partnership will be a leading defence supplier in the Nordics, and a considerable supplier on the European defence market, with total gross revenues of NOK 13.4 billion in 2015.