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Norwegian subcontractors may hit jackpot with JSM-programme
The Norwegian Government has presented a bill to the Parliament on the completion of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) and preparing it for integration to the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
Pending Parliament approval, for Kongsberg this entails a continuous development and finalisation of a complete product in 2017. “We are very pleased that the Government has presented its bill as indicated in the Revised National Budget on May, 14th 2014. A parliament approval means completion of the JSM and preparing the product for the market, says Harald Ånnestad, President of Kongsberg Defence Systems. In future full-scale production the JSM-programme has potential of creating more than 450 jobs at Kongsberg, and also provides significant assignments to over 100 Norwegian subcontractors for decades.