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Kongsberg awarded second follow-on Joint Strike Missile contract with Japan


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

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Kongsberg awarded second follow on Joint Strike Missile contract with Japan 1 The JSM is a 5th generation stealth air-to surface missile developed to fill F-35A anti-surface warfare (ASuW) and land attack capability gaps (Picture source: Kongsberg)


The JSM is a 5th generation stealth air-to surface missile developed to fill F-35A anti-surface warfare (ASuW) and land attack capability gaps. JSM can be carried internally in the F-35 thus ensuring the aircraft's low-signature capabilities. The JSM has superior performance against well-defended sea- and land targets across long distances.

"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.

The JSM is based on the well-proven and modern technology of NSM. JSM includes advanced mission planning system to exploit sea and land geography. JSM employs a highly accurate navigation system and low altitude flight profile. Automatic Target recognition is supported by an advanced Imaging infrared seeker.


Kongsberg awarded second follow on Joint Strike Missile contract with Japan2 The JSM is a 5th generation stealth air-to surface missile developed to fill F-35A anti-surface warfare (ASuW) and land attack capability gaps (Picture source: Kongsberg)