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Coastal Defence System (CDS)

The NSM™ CDS is a high performance ground based Coastal Defence system.

The NSM™ CDS has unique features with a net centric architecture which enables multiple simultaneous engagements and over the horizon (OTH) targeting. These capabilities, combined with the unique NSM™ target recognition, shapes a highly potent and vast SSM system for the future. The system can be closely integrated and adapted to a country’s adjacent weapons and command and control systems. This expands the defended area and enhances the total fighting capability of the force.

The NSM™ CDS is composed of the following major items:

  • The Fire Distribution Center (FDC) providing Battle Management Command Control Communication Computers and Information (BMC4I)
  • The Naval Strike Missile™
  • The Naval Strike Missile™ Launcher Vehicle (MLV), a canister protected weapon platform for the NSM™ missile
  • Sea surveillance and tracking radar - customer selectable (optional)

Highly Mobile Precision Strike

The NSM™ missile has unique capabilities compared to legacy anti-ship cruise missiles. The missile has been designed to ensure a high probability of hit in the anticipated current and future challenging naval scenarios.

The FDC with its open modular software architecture is the central integrating element for the NSM™ CDS system. It is based on the similar proven KONGSBERG BMC4I FDC used in the NASAMS Air Defence System. More than 120 FDCs have been delivered worldwide in different configurations including several NATO countries and the USA. The FDC is independent of vehicle types.

Advanced real-time network with plug & fight architecture

The user-friendly system is designed to operate in an advanced, real-time network with plug & fight capability. The main core nodes in the network are the FDCs, to which any sensor or launcher can be integrated. The network of up to four FDCs establishes a single integrated maritime picture enabling and enhancing situational awarenesses through data sharing.

Network engagement capability

Each of the FDCs can, when authorized, locally engage up to 12 different targets or use up to 12 missiles against the same target in a salvo. Through a defined FDC in the network, it is possible to plan and control up to 48 NSM™ engagements simultaneously against 48 different targets. The network further utilizes the NSM™ embedded features for different salvo sizes per target. Including the possibility for simultaneous time on target, using salvo engagements or network-enabled coordinated engagements for maximum attrition.


  • Long-range NSM™ Surface-to-Surface Missile System with Sea & Land Target Capability
  • NSM™Key Features
  • Survivable
    - Stealth
    - Passive
    - Sea skim
    - Overland low flight
    - Terminal manoeuvres
  • Targeting
    - Autonomous Target Recognition
    - Aim point selection
    - High precision
  • Advanced BMC4I Distributed Real-Time network
  • Open architecture for future system growth
  • Multiple simultaneous engagement capability
  • Coordinated time on target(s) for salvo firings