Norwegian and German authorities initiates a comprehensive industrial cooperation on submarine and missile deliveries. The agreement could entail considerable contracts for KONGSBERG and our network of suppliers across Norway.

  • Ove Ronny Haraldsen
    Group Communication Manager

In a press conference on Monday 13th of February, Norwegian authorities announced that the strategic partnership for submarine acquisition expands to include KONGSBERG’s «Naval Strike Missile» (NSM). Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg stated:  

“In the same way that Norway recognizes Germany’s expertise in submarines, Germany recognizes Norwegian expertise on missiles and missile technology. Germany therefore wants to enter into an extensive cooperation with Norway in this area”.

The cooperation entails further development of the missile, and that the German navy intends to acquire a significant number of NSM for its vessels. This also enables a close cooperation on joint maintenance and logistics between the German and the Norwegian navy.


"This provides great opportunities for Norwegian industry, both for KONGSBERG and for Norwegian subcontractors. It is important to ensure the technological advancement witch Norwegian missile technology provides, and we will in the years ahead, along with Germany, further develop the Naval Strike Missile against future threats", says Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide.

NSM is the world’s only fifth generation long-range precision missile based on a passive sensor technology and low radar signature. NSM is today in operation in the Norwegian and the Polish Navy, and was recently chosen by Malaysia.


In February, Germany was chosen as strategic partner for acquisition of new submarines to Norway.  Now Germany has committed to buying the same type of submarines as Norway.

KONGSBERG, together with a network of approximately 100 small and large suppliers across Norway, will have large and key deliveries to the new submarines. Both the Norwegian and German submarines will be equipped with Combat Management System from KONGSBERG.

“KONGSBERG will be responsible for the combat system for both Norwegian and German submarines. In general, KONGSBERG is an excellent supplier of combat systems. We have done this for 40 years and this is going to be the latest technology for submarine combat systems”, states Erik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence Systems.