Norway claims require U.S. cruise missiles of the JSM AIO will be available in the armament of the F-35 ligntning II.
Accordingly, Norway would expect an answer in six months, if there is no definitive answer, then Congress will refuse to buy F-35 aircraft.
Noting that Norway is one of the international partners of the project F-35. In particular, the Norwegian company Kongsberg Gruppen JSM missile is manufactured variants of the air medium-range anti-ship missiles NSM.
Kongsberg Gruppen has spent nearly $ 1 billion for this project and also 200 million financing for the project JSM. (More)
According to the original route, JSM will be one of the standard weapon of the F-35 to 2019. But so far the U.S. is not completely confirmed that the missiles are actually present in the weapons of the F-35.
Earlier, the Norwegian Defense Ministry announced it would buy four F-35 aircraft beginning in 2012 to begin training for pilots. But the new situation that the Norwegian Ministry of Defense has other plans.
This can only be resolved when the U.S. confirmed that the JSM missile will be part of weapons testing on F-35 will take place in 2015-2016.
The bad news for America Norwegian Parliament is considering buying F-35 may be needed if the project costs have increased significantly compared with the initial estimate.
Politicians in favor of buying cheaper aircraft from other U.S. companies or European companies.
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