Kongsberg, Diehl and MBDA Deutschland to Develop Super Sonic Strike Missile – 3SM Tyrfing, Partnership Agreement Reached

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New Delhi: To ensure the successful development of the future Norwegian and German super-sonic strike missile known as 3SM Tyrfing, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has teamed up with its German partner Diehl Defence and MBDA Deutschland.

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The initiative was announced by the Norwegian government in November 2023 and the industry team essential for the success of this project has now entered their partnership agreement. Led by Kongsberg, this partnership combines the strengths of these companies and brings together decades of missile development experience to create this highly advanced, long-distance, manoeuvrable super-sonic strike missile for Norwegian and German customers as well as Allied customers in the future.

The team will work closely with the Norwegian and German Defence Forces as well as their national research organisations to define and develop the world’s most advanced long-range strike capability designed to meet future surface threats.

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Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, said, “I am so impressed with the depth and capabilities in this team. I look forward to cooperating with Diehl Defence and MBDA Deutschland and combining our teams’ knowledge and expertise to develop 3SM for both of our nations.”

“As we have seen over the last 2 years, stand-off weapons are crucial for credible deterrence and defence. Joining forces between our companies will strengthen the Norwegian, German and European armed forces improving the defence of our home nations,” commented Thomas Gottschild, Managing Director of MBDA Deutschland.

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Helmut Rauch, CEO of Diehl Defence, said, “We are proud having established a team of the best experts of our companies, who complement each other, trust each other and contribute their individual knowledge and skills. Together, we will develop a game changer with 3SM that none of us could develop on our own.”