Kongsberg to supply missile system consoles


Kongsberg Defence Australia will supply Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Coastal Defence System (CDS) command and control consoles to Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace.

The export contract underscores the local company’s expanding role as it produces missiles for the Australian Defence Force and its commitment to advancing Australia’s sovereign defence industry capabilities, according to a statement.

The NSM coastal defence console (pictured), derived from the NASAMS air defence console that has recently been introduced into service with the Australian Army, will be wholly built in Australia.

This extends the established Australian production of command and control consoles for the NASAMS capability to the new variant.

The execution of this contract will result in the creation of up to 30 positions within Kongsberg Defence Australia and across its supply chain.

The Managing Director of Kongsberg Defence Australia John Fry said: “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.”

Kongsberg did not detail the value of the export order, nor the Australian SMEs who will be involved in component and systems supply.

Fry said: “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”.

Picture: Kongsberg Defence Australia

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