Raytheon and KONGSBERG team on Naval Strike Missile

Agreement is next step in developing OASuW solution.

WASHINGTON, D.C. Raytheon Company and KONGSBERG have formed a teaming agreement for the Naval Strike Missile (NSM). The pact represents a second step in the companies' efforts to offer world-class Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) solutions to the many governments interested in this warfare mission. 

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Raytheon and KONGSBERG formed a similar agreement last year to develop the Joint Strike Missile

NSM was also a highlight of the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercises when it was fired from the Royal Norwegian Navy's Fridtjof Nansen frigate and scored a direct hit on a target ship.  "Raytheon and Kongsberg have a proud history of consistent partnerships to produce and improve the world's most trusted weapon systems," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president.  Follow KONGSBERG on Twitter "This agreement enables us to bring a complete suite of solutions to the warfighter for the critical OASuW mission." "We are very pleased to be extending our teaming with Raytheon to also include the proven NSM," said Harald Ånnestad, Kongsberg Defence Systems president.   "Together we will be able to leverage Norway's investment favorably for all our allies to solve the critical OASuW mission."  About NSM   - Provides excellent penetration capability against enemy air defense systems  - Features an advanced Imaging Infrared Seeker with Autonomous Target Recognition  - Has high survivability against modern and future air defense systems  - Can fly at extremely low sea-skimming altitude, and has terrain-following flight capability  For further information, please contact: Kyrre Lohne, KONGSBERG, +47 920 60 081, kda.office@kongsberg.com.  Tara Wood, Raytheon Missile Systems, +1 520 794 7715, rmspr@raytheon.com.