Naval Strike Missile engages targets at distances greater than 100 nautical miles, well beyond the horizon. It flies at very low altitudes, its advanced seeker keeps it on course, and it has a programmable fuze that activates the missile only when it is very close to the selected target.
Of particular importance to Romania, due to its diverse topography, is that NSM can climb and descend in line with the terrain.
“Romania is getting fifth generation defensive technology with NSM – a fully developed, fully fielded anti-ship cruise missile system,” said Mike Ellison, Requirements & Capabilities lead for Raytheon Missiles & Defense. “Because of its design and low-cruising capabilities, NSM can evade detection and tracking in any environment. It’s very advanced, highly capable, highly maneuverable and highly precise.”