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US Navy tests Norway weapons producer’s capabilities. Kongsberg Group’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) underwent test-firing this week. The missile was launched from one of the US Navy`s warships off the coast of Southern California. It is reported that the test-fire from the Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) the USS Coronado was a success.

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US Navy tests Norway weapons producer’s capabilities

Published on Friday, 26th September, 2014 at 09:41 under the news category, by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 26th September 2014 at 10:41.

Kongsberg Group’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) underwent test-firing this week.

Warship the USS Coronado
This Wikimedia Commons-licenced photo shows the Coronado at sea in April 2014.Warship the USS Coronado
Photo: US Navy/Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith DeVinney


The missile was launched from one of the US Navy`s warships off the coast of Southern California.

It is reported that the test-fire from the Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) the USS Coronado was a success.

The missile hit a mobile ship target successfully. The target was designed to be as realistic as possible..

US Naval Surface Forces commander vice-admiral Thomas Rowde said they were “extremely pleased” with the result, and view it as “a possible future warfighting capability for the LCS programme."

Kongsberg Defence Systems Executive Vice President Pål Bratlie points out, however, that the US Navy is not bound by any contract on the NSM beyond this week’s test-firing.

NSM test-firing
NSM test-firing
Kongsberg Group
The Royal Norwegian Navy and the Polish already use the NSM, according to the company.

The USS Coronado is the third vessel in the US Navy’s fleet to be named after Coronado Island, an affluent holiday resort in California’s San Diego.

Armaments include the BAE Systems Mk 110 57 mm gun and four .50-cal guns (two aft, two forward).

With a top speed of 47 knots (54 mph/87 km/h), propulsion comes from two General Electric LM2500 gas turbines.

The vessel is also fitted with four waterjets, retractable Azimuth thruster, and powered by four diesel generators.

Measuring 127.4 m in lenght and with a beam of 31.6 m (418 ft by 104 ft), the USS Coronado has space for a crew of up to 75.

Her displacement is 3,104 metric tons (full), and she has a range of 4,300 nmi (8,000 km/4,900 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h/23 mph).

Constructed by Australia-based shipbuilder Austal’s US arm, the USS Coronado was launched and christened on 14th January 2012, and acquired on 27th September 2013.

(Source: Wikipedia).




Published on Friday, 26th September, 2014 at 09:41 under the news category, by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 26th September 2014 at 10:41.

This post has the following tags: weapons, norway, us.





  
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