Sign joint marketing agreement
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and Lockheed Martin have signed a joint marketing agreement for an aircraft-version of the new Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to be known as the Joint Strike Missile (JSM). This version of the missile will be adapted for deployment on the US Joint Strike Fighter being developed by Lockheed Martin.
Funded by Norway and Australia, a study for making adaptations to both the missile and the fighter craft is already in progress. It is expected that the adaptations will take three years to reach the technological maturity required for the missile to be an option for deployment on the JSF.
The agreement with Lockheed Martin further underscores how advanced the NSM is compared with other anti-ship missiles.