Norway Ordered Australian Sensors For JSM

BAE Systems Australia has received a purchase order from Norway’s Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace for Joint Strike Missile sensors.

Norwegian defence company Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace has placed a purchase order with BAE Systems Australia for an initial batch of passive radio frequency sensors for the Joint Strike Missile (JSM).

The order, which is the first full-rate production order of the sensors, is part of a broader co-operation agreement between Kongsberg and BAE Systems Australia.

Since receiving initial funding from the Australian government in 2013 via the Australian government’s Priority Industry Capability Program, Kongsberg and BAE Systems Australia have invested in the qualification and integration of the Australian sensor into the JSM, in a bid to provide additional capability to the fifth-generation, long-range, precision-guided, stand-off missile system.

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The purchase order follows a set of flight trials, which according to BAE Systems, demonstrated the “successful integration” of the electronic systems into the missile.

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