Poland Orders Naval Strike Missile Coastal Defence System for $1.5B

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  • 05:34 AM, September 6, 2023
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Poland Orders Naval Strike Missile Coastal Defence System for $1.5B
Naval Strike Missile Coastal Defence System

Poland has granted a contract valued at roughly $1.5 billion to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) for the supply of four NSM (Naval Strike Missile) Coastal Defence System (CDS) squadrons.

Poland was the first nation to acquire the NSM CDS capability in 2008, and then with an additional squadron in 2014. The contract award builds on more than a decade of successful cooperation between KONGSBERG, the Polish Government and Polish industry.

The new deliveries will carry on into the 2030s.

The Coastal Defence System is using NASAMS command and control with NSM control functionality. Polish industry will contribute to significant parts of the scope, including the communication system, vehicles and part of the command and control system, as well as taking part in system integration activities.

As part of the contract, KONGSBERG will provide training and technical support, including simulators, to enable Polish personnel to conduct maintenance services in Poland.

The NSM can be launched from both land- and sea-based platforms and is already in use by, or under delivery to, 12 countries. The NSM is a fifth generation Strike Missile and regarded as the most advanced naval strike missile in the world, initially developed by KONGSBERG for the Norwegian Navy. The missile’s stealth design makes it difficult to detect and its seeker system enables Autonomous Target Recognition of the targets.

The contract is dependent on approved export financing. The financing is expected to be finalized within a few weeks.

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