Friday evening, Norwegian time, Kongsberg conducted a successful test firing of the NSM (Naval Strike Missile) in California, USA.
The test firing was part of the Norwegian Navy's final approval of the development phase. The test was conducted in the U.S. because the Americans have a test firing range that allows the missile to be tested over land and sea alike. This is essential for testing several of the missile's functions.
This successful test firing confirms the missile's highly sophisticated features, meaning the project risk is now further reduced. As planned, the missile is now ready for deployment on board the new Nansen class frigates and on the new missile torpedo boats.
More tests will be conducted in the U.S. in the latter half of the year.