Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace is one of four wholly owned subsidies of Kongsberg Gruppen of Norway and a leading supplier within defence, surveillance, space, aero-structures and MRO. 

Overview

ABOUT KONGSBERG

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KAS) consists of five business areas: Integrated Defence Systems, Space & Surveillance, Missile Systems, Aerostructures, and Land Systems.

KDA is fully owned by Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (a company that has a majority ownership by Norway’s government.

The Integrated Defence Systems division is responsible for the supply of advanced air defence system in NASAMS, monitoring systems, artillery firepower, as well as land- and vessel-based combat systems.

The Space & Surveillance division supplies a broad spectrum of systems and electronics for launch vehicles and spacecraft, as well as ground stations and services related to the processing of satellite data.

The Missile Systems division is responsible for the production of  the Penguin, Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and Joint Strike Missile (JSM).

Aerostructures is the company’s a Centre of Excellence for complex composite structures and metallic alloy assemblies.

The Land Systems division responsible for the supply of remote weapon stations and high-quality, hard-wearing radios and radio links used in advanced tactical communication systems.

AT A GLANCE

Global Revenue (KDA): NOK 7,530 million (2012)
Operating Income (KDA): NOK 1,036 million (2012)
Employees (KDA): 2,471 (2012)

KEY PEOPLE

Erik Lie
(President)

Pål Bratlie (Executive VP Land Systems)

Terje Bråthen (Executive VP Aerostructure)

Kongsberg’s News

Key Product & Services

  • NATO ALLIANCE GROUND SURVEILLANCE (AGS)
  • NSM™ NAVAL STRIKE MISSILE (NSM)
  • NASAMS AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM
  • Protector Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) - Kongsberg

George Costa

George Costa is a reporter specialized in defence and security systems. He covers international defence and security issues, such as international conflicts, WMD proliferation, and cybersecurity, as well as news reporting on developments in the global defence community.