The US Navy went with the joint Raytheon/Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile for its new over-the-horizon anti-ship missile destined for the littoral combat ship and likely the service’s future frigate as well, according to Defense News.
The Norwegian Naval Strike Missile was widely expected to win the competition after its main competitors – Boeing’s extended range Harpoon and Lockheed Martin’s Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile – dropped from contention. Both companies felt the competition was skewed towards the Raytheon/Kongsberg offering, Defense News reported last May.
To read more information about the contract, read the full article at Defense News. View a live demonstration of the missile below: