Kongsberg Defence Australia Selected for Major Export Order for Naval Strike Missile Coastal Defence System Consoles

Kongsberg Defence Australia is pleased to announce that it has been selected for a significant export order for the manufacture and supply of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Coastal Defence System (CDS) command and control consoles to Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace. This landmark contract underscores Kongsberg Defence Australia's expanding role in the global defence sector and its commitment to advancing Australia's sovereign defence industry capabilities.

The NSM coastal defence console, derived from the NASAMS air defence console that has recently been introduced into service with the Australian Army, will be wholly built in Australia, extending the established Australian production of command and control consoles for NASAMS capability.

The execution of this contract will result in the creation of up to 30 positions within Kongsberg Defence Australia and across its supply chain, further bolstering the local workforce and contributing to local economic growth. The contract will also benefit Kongsberg Defence Australia's Australian partners and suppliers, who will play an integral role in the production process, further strengthening Australian defence industry.

John Fry, Managing Director of Kongsberg Defence Australia, expressed his enthusiasm for this achievement:

"Being selected for this major export order is a testament to the expertise and dedication of our Australian team. It highlights our capability to competitively deliver world-class defence solutions and reinforces our ability and commitment to building advanced sovereign defence industry capabilities here in Australia. We are proud to support Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace and look forward to the continued growth and success of our local operations.”

“Importantly this order will ensure that Kongsberg Defence Australia is able to be highly responsive to provide locally manufactured solutions for both Ground Based Air Defence (NASAMS) and Land Based Maritime Strike (NSM Coastal Defence System with StrikeMaster Launchers) capabilities should they be required by the Australian Defence Force”.

This order will not only strengthen the strategic partnership between Kongsberg Defence Australia and Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace but will also showcase the innovative defence technologies being built in Australia for the global market.

Vanessa Konig
Director Corporate Affairs, Kongsberg Defence Australia