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BAE Systems contributes to Joint Strike Missile program

Joint Strike Missile
Avalon Airshow, Australia: Today’s announcement of an agreement between Australia and Norway for the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) has been welcomed by BAE Systems as a positive step for international collaboration.

“This agreement enables BAE Systems Australia and Kongsberg to continue their industrial cooperation on the passive radio frequency (RF) sensor supporting its transition to qualification and manufacture.

“We look forward to working with both governments by assisting with the JSM F-35 system integration effort, and supporting any future needs the Australian Government might have.”

BAE Systems Australia will deliver a pre-production passive RF sensor in April 2015 for the JSM program. This will involve fit checks, system integration and flight testing for a development-standard missile in order to demonstrate it provides enhanced operational capability.

Image courtesy of Kongsberg Defence Aerospace AS