KONGSBERG Unveils Vanguard

September 26, 2019 – Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG) in a ceremony in Oslo today unveiled a new naval ship design called Vanguard. The concept combines long experience in both the maritime and naval sectors to design a platform that meets modern threats and demands for safety, security, economy and environment. The Vanguard couples KONGSBERG’s knowledge, technology and systems together with the competence coming from the Norwegian Maritime and Offshore Industry. The Vanguard fulfils the needs of coastal nations for both military and civilian operations, such as Search & Rescue, Harbor…

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General Dynamics Enhances LCS 10 with New Anti-ship and Land Attack Cruise Missile System

September 26, 2019 – General Dynamics Mission Systems announced today that it has integrated a new over-the-horizon missile capability onto the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) in support of a Chief of Naval Operations mandate to increase LCS lethality and survivability. The integration of the MK 87 Mod 0 over-the-horizon Naval Strike Missile (NSM), aboard the USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), strengthens the ship’s mission readiness and defensive capabilities. General Dynamics was able to integrate the NSM system by determining equipment placement, adapting the ship’s navigation system to provide unique…

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Raytheon providing US Marines with Naval Strike Missiles

May 7, 2019 – Raytheon Company will integrate the Naval Strike Missile into the U.S. Marine Corps’ existing force structure under a $47.59 million Other Transaction Authority agreement with Marine Corps Systems Command. A USMC NSM supports the 2018 National Defense Strategy and Commandant of the Marine Corps modernization efforts. Known for its “sea-skimming” capability, the Naval Strike Missile can fly at very low altitudes over water and land. (Photo: Kongsberg) NSM is a long-range, precision strike missile that can detect and destroy heavily defended land and sea targets at…

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KONGSBERG Technology Chosen for new South African Navy Survey Ship

February 26, 2019 – Kongsberg Maritime, through its Cape Town-based business partner Unique Group, has been selected to deliver a cutting-edge integrated hydroacoustic and bridge system technology package for The Replacement of the SA Navy Hydrographic Capability Project. KONGSBERG technology will be used on a state-of-the-art new Hydrographic Survey Vessel being built by Southern African Shipyards (SAS) in Durban. Due for delivery in 2022, the new 95 metres long, 17.5 metres wide ship is billed as one of the most complex vessels to be built in South Africa and will…

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Wind tunnel testing moves AMRAAM-ER missile closer to production

February 18, 2019 – Raytheon Company successfully completed more than 1,700 rigorous wind tunnel tests on the newest, extended-range variant of the combat-proven AMRAAM® air-to-air missile. Testing is a major step in the missile’s qualification for integration with the NASAMS™ surface-based system. Raytheon engineers recently completed wind tunnel testing on a new, extended-range variant of the AMRAAM® air-to-air missile. Testing is a key step in qualifying the missile for the NASAMS™ launch system. The AMRAAM-ER missile is a ground-launched weapon that will intercept targets at longer distances and higher altitudes.…

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Strong Closing of an Eventful Year for Kongsberg

February 14, 2019 – KONGSBERG deliver a solid quarter across all business areas, with an EBITDA margin of 19.5 per cent for Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) and a strong order intake of MNOK 1,853 in Kongsberg Maritime (KM). “I am very satisfied with the development in all areas of the business in Q4. KDA has reached key milestones and delivered solid project execution, explaining the very strong margin. KM has succeeded in focusing on ongoing deliveries while preparing for the integration of Rolls- Royce Commercial Marine (RRCM). KDI had…

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Royal Australian Navy awards major bridge simulator contract to Kongsberg Digital

October 30, 2018 – Kongsberg Digital has been selected to deliver and support a suite of sophisticated K-Sim Navigation ready ship’s bridge simulators for the Royal Australian Navy. The contract will enable the Royal Australian to significantly increase its training capacity and reduce costs associated with qualifying bridge watch keepers and other staff before going to sea. The simulators will be delivered for installation in a new training facility at HMAS Stirling in Perth starting May 2019, with existing bridge simulators at HMAS Watson in Sydney being upgraded from December…

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Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs Awards Record-Breaking Maritime Simulator Contract to KONGSBERG

October 15, 2018 – KONGSBERG has landed its largest ever simulator contract in a SGD 21.2 million deal with the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs. The contract, executed by Kongsberg Digital Maritime Simulation, will see the delivery in Q1 2020 of four advanced K-Sim Tactical Boat Handling and Firing Simulators with a 10 year comprehensive maintenance agreement to the Singapore Police Coast Guard. The new simulator facility is being established to provide highly realistic Tactical Boat Handling and Fast Interception training for the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Kongsberg Digital will…

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Eventful quarter with important contracts and strong order intake

August 24, 2018 – In the second quarter KONGSBERG has revenues of NOK 3,525 million and an EBITDA of NOK 241 million. The order intake in the quarter is at NOK 5,299 million, entailing an order backlog of NOK 16,419 million. The group signed important contracts for both the Joint Strike Missile and the Naval Strike Missile, the F-35 program and the Johan Sverdrup field development. On July the 6th KONGSBERG signed an agreement for the purchase of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine. The EBITDA margin for the quarter is at 6.8…

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Norwegian collaboration on tracking and registering plastic in the oceans

The Institute of Marine Research, shipowner Torvald Klaveness, KONGSBERG and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association have entered into a public-private partnership to develop a pilot project with the aim of mapping marine plastic and other environmental parameters vital to the health of the oceans. The partners will equip several vessels with advanced sensors to collect data for the Institute of Marine Research. Every minute, about 15 tons of plastic end up in the ocean. If this trend of marine plastic pollution continues, by 2050 there may be more plastic than fish…

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KONGSBERG receives order for deliveries to F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) today received an order from Lockheed Martin valued at 525 MNOK for deliveries of more than 150 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The order consists of deliveries of aircraft structural parts in the form of Rudders and Vertical Leading Edges for the LRIP 11 production Lot and represents a continuation of previous orders for F-35, where Kongsberg has delivered parts since the LRIP 3 production Lot. “This order demonstrates KONGSBERG’s continued competitiveness of high end manufacturing for the F-35 program. We are also pleased…

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US Navy Orders Naval Strike Missile

The U.S. Navy has selected the Naval Strike Missile, offered by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Kongsberg Gruppen, to meet its over-the-horizon requirement for littoral combat ships and future frigates. The Naval Strike Missile will immediately advance the U.S. Navy’s vision of distributed lethality, ensuring sea control and freedom of the seas. Raytheon will manufacture and deliver over-the-horizon weapon systems under a $14.8 million contract for offensive missiles loaded into launching mechanisms, and a single fire control suite. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value…

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Contract worth Euro 124M for NSM missiles to the Royal Malaysian Navy

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has entered into contract worth Euro 124M with the Royal Malaysian Navy for delivery of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to their six new Littoral Combat Ships. Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd is building the ships based on Naval Group’s Gowind Class design. This contract is a follow-on to the agreement announced 9 April 2015 for NSM shipboard equipment. The NSM will be deck mounted and integrated to the SETIS combat management system provided by Naval Group. “This contract provides the Royal Malaysian Navy…

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KONGSBERG and Patria enter into agreement on Missile Systems

The agreement comprises the establishment of a Missile Competence Center in Finland, Open Tactical Framework (OTF) core technologies and system architecture software for missile programs in Finland and international opportunities linked to these capabilities. The Missile Competence Center will focus on advanced missile system technology, to support both the Finnish Defence Forces in effective local security of supply and supporting industrial missile development activities with KONGSBERGs global present and future customer base. KONGSBERG and Patria have a long successful cooperation in Finland delivering NASAMS air defense and Remote Weapon Stations.…

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KONGSBERG strengthens its defence business

To strengthen KONGSBERG’s competitive edge in the defence market, the Group merges its two defence areas. The new business area, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, will further strengthen its position in a growing defence market. The merger will result in a more integrated, coordinated and strong defence unit ensuring value and growth through delivering advanced defence technology to customers and partners. The new business area will be operational from October 1st 2017. “Our solid positions within defence have over time been confirmed, and we are facing considerable opportunities in the defence…

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