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Kongsberg Defence Systems is Norway's premier supplier of defence and aerospace-related systems. The portfolio comprises products and systems for command and control, weapons guidance and surveillance, communications solutions and missiles. Kongsberg Defence Systems also makes advanced composites and engineering products for the aircraft and helicopter market. The Norwegian Armed Forces is the Business Areas most important customer. Whether developed in collaboration with the Norwegian Armed Forces, international partners or alone, the BA's solutions have proven highly competitive internationally. One key element of the Business Areas  market strategy is the formation of alliances with major international defence enterprises. All defence-related exports are contingent on the approval of the Norwegian authorities.


Kongsberg Defence Systems

Kirkegårdsveien 45

P.O. Box 1003

NO-3601 Kongsberg


Telephone: +47 32 28 82 00

Fax: +47 32 28 86 20


Kongsberg Defence Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of KONGSBERG.

Market segments

  • Command and weapons control systems: Different types of command and control systems for land- air- and sea-based defence
  • Surveillance systems: Maritime and land-based surveillance systems for civilian, military and other public intstallations
  • Communications solutions: Different types of tactical radio and communications system, predominantly developed and delivered for land based defence
  • Anti-ship missiles: Penguin anti-ship missiles and the new NSM (Naval Strike Missile)


Manufacturing locations

  • Kongsberg, Norway
  • Stjørdal, Norway
  • Asker, Norway
  • Tromsø, Norway
  • Horten, Norway
  • Kjeller, Norway
  • Ottawa, Canada


Key figures

No. of employees Kongsberg Defence Systems: 1705 (13.02.2012)

Operating revenue: MNOK 3 895 (2011)


Senior management: Eirik Lie, President Kongsberg Defence Systems