NSM from KDA
Models of the Formidable Frigate displayed by ST Marine show a non-penetrating gun mount on both rear corners above the hangar. It is quite conceivable that they could mount a Typhoon CWS (Oto Melara 30/40mm gun). Given that the Typhoon is already in service with the RSN and that there is a Typhoon GSA mount with integrated MANPAD rails ... it's entirely plausible. Although whether it's a Mistral or 6 missiles per gun mount ... :?
The RSN has also ordered S-70Bs for their Formidables. Since the Penguin is the stated primary AShm missile for the Seahawks, that is a possibility. Another lesser possibility may be the Sea Skua.
KDA's successor to the penguin will be the Naval Strike Missile (NSM),
scheduled to be offered from 2007 onwards. NSM will feature an imaging IR-seeker, GPS navigation, a turbojet sustainer engine (for much longer ranges: 150+ km), and significantly more computer performance and digital signal processing power.
NSM is the only fourth generation missile in existence as per today
. Already chosen by the Royal Norwegian Navy for its new Frigates and fast Patrol Boats, NSM will be fully operational on these new ships when they enter service in 2007.
Modern warhead ensures effectiveness equal to a much larger missile.
Weight: approx. 400 kg.
Range: in excess of 150 km.
Platforms: Ships, trucks, armoured vehicles, and airborne weapon carriers.
Designed for littoral waters as well as open sea scenarios. (The advanced design allows the missile to fly around and over landmasses.)
Made of composites, the NSM will be the world's most sophisticated stealth strike missile. Advanced design technology has minimised the missile's signature. Its excellent sea-skimming ability and random manouvres in the terminal phase make it virtually impossible to stop. The imaging infrared seeker is completely passive. Target selection is at the forefront of new technology. That provides NSM with a substantial capacity for autonomous detection and recognition of targets - at sea or on land.