Yesterday, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace was to have conducted the first test firing of the NSM (Naval Strike Missile) during a technical evaluation phase. This signifies that the project has entered the final part of the development phase, in which the missile system's performance and functionality will be verified against the contract specifications issued by the Armed Forces' Logistics Organisation.
An attempt was made to fire the missile at a testing facility in France, but the test was aborted before the missile left the launcher due to a malfunction in the launcher's systems. This will not affect the financial status or the progress of the project to any significant extent.
The missile is expected to be ready for deployment on the 4th of the new Nansen class frigates and on the new missile torpedo boats, as originally planned.