The Royal Navy has chosen the Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile.

The UK and Norwegian governments have agreed to increase defense cooperation. The Norwegian government will provide the Naval Strike Missile (NSM), which will be mounted on Type 23 frigates and Type 45 destroyers.

The Naval Strike Missile will be integrated into more ships, boosting security in regions of common interest. In addition, because the Harpoon surface-to-surface weapon will be phased out in 2023, a new world-class anti-ship missile will operate on the first Royal Navy ship in less than a year.

“KONGSBERG is very pleased to welcome the Royal Navy as a member of the NSM User Group. We proudly support the strengthening of defense ties between our nations by integrating the NSM on the Royal Navy’s vessels,” says Executive Vice President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace Øyvind Kolset.