Military Embedded Systems

Sensor for Joint Strike Missile to be delivered to Norway

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October 22, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Associate Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Sensor for Joint Strike Missile to be delivered to Norway
BAE Systems photo.

AUSTRALIA. Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has placed a Purchase Order with BAE Systems Australia for an initial batch of Passive Radio Frequency Sensors for the Joint Strike Missile (JSM).

According to the company, the order is the first Full Rate Production order of the sensors and is part of a broader co-operation agreement that KONGSBERG and BAE Systems Australia have been operating under for the past five years.

Following initial funding by the Australian Government, KONGSBERG and BAE Systems Australia have continued to invest in the qualification and integration of the Australian sensor into the JSM, intended to provide additional capability to the fifth-generation, long-range, precision-guided, stand-off missile system.

The order follows a set of flight trials that demonstrated the successful integration of the electronic systems into the missile. KONGSBERG’s JSM is designed to be highly effective against maritime and land targets, and is the only anti-ship cruise missile that can be carried internally within the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.