WASHINGTON – U.S. Navy coastal defense experts needed an anti-ship missile system for the Republic of Romania to help defend that nation's coast on the Black Sea. They found their solution from Raytheon Technologies Corp.
Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington announced a $208.7 million contract Thursday to the Raytheon Missiles & Defense segment in Tucson, Ariz., for the Naval Strike Missile Coastal Defense System (NSM CDS) for the Republic of Romania.
The NSM CDS has target recognition and a network-centric architecture that enables several simultaneous engagements and over the horizon (OTH) targeting. The system can be closely integrated and adapted to a country’s weapons and command and control systems.
The NSM CDS has a fire-distribution center for battle management; the anti-ship and land-attack Raytheon Naval Strike Missile (NSM); and sea surveillance and tracking radar. One of the primary NSM CDS systems integrators is Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS in Kongsberg, Norway.
The system's fire-distribution center has an open modular software architecture is based on the similar proven Kongsberg BMC4I fire-distribution center used in the Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), and is independent of vehicle types.
The system operates in a real-time network of sensors and missile launchers that establishes an integrated maritime picture that enhances situational awareness through data sharing.
Each fire-distribution centers can engage as many as 12 different targets or use as many as 12 missiles against the same target in a salvo. they can plan and control as many as 48 Naval Strike Missile engagements simultaneously against 48 different targets.
This contract has options that could increase its value to $217.1 million. Raytheon and its partners will do the work in Work will be performed in Kongsberg and Raulfoss, Norway; Tucson, Ariz.; Schrobenhausen, Germany; and other locations, and should be finished by September 2028.
For more information contact Raytheon Missiles & Defense online at www.raytheonmissilesanddefense.com, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace at www.kongsberg.com/kda, or Naval Sea Systems Command at www.navsea.navy.mil.