The Polish Ministry of Defense is helping to strengthen its alliance Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace Acquisition of advanced NSM coastal defense systems.
History and context of the military treaty
After an established relationship with KONGSBERG, Poland is increasing its defense deployment with the award of a contract worth around NOK 16 billion. This provides for the integration of four squadrons Coast Defense System (CDS) NSM (Naval Strike Missile) a military arsenal.
This is not the first purchase of CDS-NSM capacity by Poland. The company had already shown its confidence in this technology in 2008 and consolidated an increase in 2014. These state-of-the-art systems will be in the delivery phase until the 2030s.
It is important to highlight the technical cooperation between Polish industry and KONGSBERG. Essential components such as communication systems, vehicles and command modules are provided by the local industry and thus ensure a holistic integration of the system.
Statements and perspectives of the alliance
“The NSM in coastal defense is essential for territorial protection. “This new agreement reflects confidence in our technology and proven effectiveness,” he said. Eirik lie President of Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace.
For his part Håøy sector CEO of KONGSBERG, expressed: “This is a historic contract for our company. In a changing European security landscape, Poland is increasing its defensive engagement and we are proud to be part of this vision.”
In addition, a training and technical support structure is offered that includes high-tech simulators. All this with the aim of Polish military personnel being able to carry out maintenance work on their own territory.
Technical characteristics of the NSM
He Naval Strike Missile (NSM) originally developed by KONGSBERG For the Norwegian Navy, it is a fifth generation missile with anti-ship and ground attack capabilities. It features an unobtrusive and advanced design that makes detection difficult, and its autonomous target recognition system makes it one of the most advanced in the world.
It is important to emphasize that the purchase of these systems is subject to export finance approval, which is expected to be completed shortly.
NSM System Specifications
The NSM missile, developed by Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace (KDA), is considered the successor to the Penguin rocket. Its capabilities have led to it being adopted by countries such as Germany, the United States, and Japan, among others.
An NSM Coastal Battery consists of various vehicles, from rocket launchers to mobile workshop vehicles. Specifically, each rocket vehicle carries four rockets and can link up to six launchers together, for a total of 24 rockets operational at the same time.
This complex structure provides nations with a rapid and efficient response capability and comprehensively consolidates coastal defenses.