Norway in deal for BAE torpedo
The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation at Idex announced selecting selected BAE Systems Sting Ray Mod 1 lightweight torpedo to meet the requirements of its Norwegian Antisubmarine Torpedo (NAT) programme.
The organisation struck a deal a £99 million (Dh528 million) with BAE Systems to acquire the weapons system.
According to the announcement, Sting Ray Mod 1 will arm the new Fridtjof Nansen class frigates and will be integrated with the new NH90 Anti Submarine Warfare helicopter and the Orion P3-C Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
Commenting on the deal, Rory Fisher, Managing Director of BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies, said: "I am delighted that Norway has decided to select Sting Ray Mod 1, which is widely recognised as one of the world's most sophisticated lightweight torpedo weapon systems.
"We can set about delivering our commitments in programme delivery and ensure we become the dependable partner of choice for our Norwegian customer."
BAE Systems campaign manager for Sting Ray Mod 1, Bob Moran, acknowledged the support provided by UK customer partners, including Torpedoes integrated project team within the Ministry of Defence Procurement Agency and the UK Defence Storage and Distribution Agency.
The Sting Ray Mod 1 system is in production for the UK Ministry of Defence at BAE Systems facilities.
Moran said: "The Norway order will extend Sting Ray Mod 1 production until the end of 2012 and help safeguard up to 50 manufacturing and engineering jobs at BAE Systems over that time."
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