Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Japan awards Kongsberg follow-on contract for Joint Strike Missiles

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Japan awards Kongsberg follow-on contract for Joint Strike Missiles | Jane's 360

Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace announced on 12 November that it has signed a NOK450 million (USD49.2 million) follow-on contract to provide additional precision-guided Joint Strike Missiles (JSMs) for the Japan Air Self-Defense Forces’ (JASDFs’) growing fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters.

“The international F-35 user community is showing great interest in the JSM. Kongsberg is very proud to have been selected by Japan to provide the JSM for their F-35 fleet,” Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, was quoted as saying in a statement.

No details were provided about the number of missiles set to be supplied, or the delivery schedule.


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