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Royal Netherlands Navy to adopt Norwegian Naval Strike missile

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Royal Netherlands Navy to adopt Norwegian Naval Strike missile

The Royal Netherlands Navy has chosen the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) as a replacement for its aging Harpoon anti-ship missiles.


The NSM missile, developed by the Norwegian company Kongsberg, is becoming popular in NATO countries. Earlier, Spain announced its intention to equip its fleet with such missiles. The Netherlands is reportedly the 11th customer for the Naval Strike, joining the navies of Norway, Poland, Malaysia, Germany, the United States, Romania, Canada, Australia, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Frigates will receive new anti-ship missiles. Replacement for current Harpoon anti-ship missile found in NSM

the Dutch Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The report also states that, according to the contract with the Norwegian company, deliveries of new missiles will begin only from 2025.

According to some reports, Naval Strike missiles will initially be installed on four De Zeven Provinciën (LCF) class frigates in service with the Netherlands.

The Dutch Ministry of Defense notes that the NSM missile system has several advantages over the Harpoon. The range is much longer and the missile uses an advanced infrared search system. This makes it easier to recognize the target, makes the missile more accurate and reduces the chance of an accidental strike. In addition, the missile is difficult to detect by enemy ships due to the use of stealth technology.

The NSM can destroy ships up to 100 nautical miles (185 km) away.
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  1. Magic archer
    Magic archer 13 December 2022 15: 22
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    And the Norgs are great. It seems that such a company is not known to God knows, but they made a good missile.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 13 December 2022 15: 32
      +1
      On paper, it all looks gorgeous - how will it work in harsh realities?
  2. Bingo
    Bingo 13 December 2022 15: 29
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    by joining the navies of Norway, Poland, Malaysia, Germany, the United States,

    The Norwegians stopped selling missiles to the States - the cunning Yankees wanted to tear it unlicensed. That's why one of the LCS trimarans has been floating for 5 years with an empty cell in place of a rocket fired during the exercises ... At least, so that they stuck a rocket - it was not reported, but with a hole it was photographed a lot and enthusiastically
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 13 December 2022 15: 31
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    The Dutch Ministry of Defense notes that the NSM missile system has several advantages over the Harpoon. The range is much longer and the missile uses an advanced infrared search system. This makes it easier to recognize the target, makes the missile more accurate and reduces the chance of an accidental strike. In addition, the missile is difficult to detect by enemy ships due to the use of stealth technology.
    That's exactly what happens all the time ... shock systems dominate the battlefield, and defense systems have to constantly catch up with them in order to level the threat!
    It is not for nothing that many nations have a clear understanding of how and what to do in case of a threat ... HIT FIRST, ahead of the curve!
    This is the threat that hovers over all of us!!! Everything can start and ... end, for the reason that someone decided that you need to BEAT FIRST! soldier
  4. Amateur
    Amateur 13 December 2022 15: 35
    -4
    And these "rear-wheel drive" drug addicts with whom are you going to fight?
  5. solar
    solar 13 December 2022 22: 58
    -3
    Naval Strike Missile - a new generation of missiles. No wonder there are a lot of customers at once.