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Australia showcased Kongsberg’s StrikeMaster, its version of the Coastal Defense System at the Indo Pacific 2022 International Maritime Expo, held a few days ago in Sydney, Australia. Reports of Boyko Nikolov in the Bulgarian army. StrikeMaster is the integration of a dual Naval Strikes Missiles (NSM) launcher on a Thales Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV). As an option, Kongsberg offers the integration of complementary CEA radar technology.
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Thales Bushmaster MPV with two Kongsberg NSM Naval Strike missile launchers (Image source: Kongsberg)


StrikeMaster is an Australian low-risk solution for the deployment of anti-ship missiles launched from land platforms. StrikeMaster is part of the government’s LAND 4100 Phase 2 project. According to Australian sources, production and delivery of StrikeMaster could happen very quickly.

The NSM is a very flexible system, which can be launched from a variety of platforms against a variety of targets at sea and on land. The airframe design and high thrust-to-weight ratio give the NSM very good maneuverability. The missile is completely passive and has proven excellent skimming abilities at sea and with its advanced terminal maneuvers it will outlast enemy air defenses. The seeker’s Autonomous Target Recognition (ATR) ensures the correct target is detected, recognized and hit, at sea or on land.StrikeMaster is an Australian low-risk solution for the deployment of platform-launched anti-ship missiles. land forms. StrikeMaster is part of the government’s LAND 4100 Phase 2 project. According to Australian sources, production and delivery of StrikeMaster could happen very quickly.

NSM status
• NSM is the main weapon of Norwegian coastal frigates and corvettes
• Operational in the Royal Norwegian Navy and the Polish Navy
• In production for the US Navy, US Marine Corps and Royal Malaysian Navy.

Technical dataSpeed: 0.7 – 0.9 Mach
Weight: 407 kg (897 lbs)
Length: 3.96 m (156 inches)
Multi-mission: Maritime and land targets
Range: >100nm
Reactive: fast automated mission planning – short reaction time


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The NSM is a very flexible system, which can be launched from a variety of platforms against a variety of targets at sea and on land. (Image source: Kongsberg)


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NSM naval strike missile (Image source: Kongsberg)


StrikeMaster is an Australian low-risk solution for the deployment of anti-ship missiles launched from land platforms. StrikeMaster is part of the government’s LAND 4100 Phase 2 project. According to Australian sources, production and delivery of StrikeMaster could happen very quickly.


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