Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has entered into a second follow-on contract with Japan to supply the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) for their fleet of F-35 fighter aircraft in a contract valued at 820 MNOK.

The JSM is a fifth generation stealth air-to surface missile developed to fill F-35A anti-surface warfare (ASuW) and land attack capability gaps. The JSM has superior performance against well-defended sea and land targets across long distances, while it can be carried inside the F-35, ensuring the aircraft’s low-signature capabilities.

“The international F-35 user community is continuing to show great interest in the JSM and Kongsberg is very proud to have been selected by Japan to provide the JSM for their F-35 fleet. “Our relationship is growing even stronger with this second follow-on contract”, says Eirik Lie, President, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.

Jack Richardson