Kongsberg lands US$85M contract for JSM integration on F-35 fighter jet

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract worth NOK 700 million (US$ 85.4 million) with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency for JSM test missiles for the integration phase on the F-35, the Norwegian defense contractor stated on June 29, 2018.

Kongsberg lands U 85M contract for JSM integration on F 35 fighter jet 001 An artist's rendering of the JSM being fired from a F-35 Lightning II fighter jet
(Credit: Kongsberg)

As a result of the successful flight test in March and finalization of the development phase in June, the project enters into an F-35 integration phase up to 2023. This phase includes delivery of a number of test missiles, captive-carriage-, safe separation- and live firing tests.

The JSM project continues on schedule and is the only 5th generation missile available on F-35 representing a significant market potential”, says Eirik Lie, President Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.

JSM includes advanced mission planning system to exploit sea and land geography. JSM employs a highly accurate navigation system and low altitude flight profile. Automatic Target recognition is supported by an advanced Imaging infrared seeker.JSM includes advanced mission planning system to exploit sea and land geography. 

the JSM has both air-to-ship and air-to-surface capabilities, with an estimated range of about 300 kilometers.