Ministry of Defence of New Zealand began negotiations with the Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence Systems (KDS) purchase antiship missiles Penguin Mk 2 mod 7 in Australia, reports Jane’s.
Norwegian company by agreement with the Australian Department of Defense has been a sellout missiles from the Royal Australian Navy. As expected, the contract for the supply of anti-ship missiles will be signed before the end of 2013.
Navy of New Zealand want to use their helicopter SH-2G Super Seasprite. Penguin missiles will be equipped with a total difficulties eight upgraded helicopters New Zealand Navy.
What specifically the number of missiles to be sold, is not specified. According to the Ministry of Defence of Australia, they are stockpiled in fair condition.
Navy of New Zealand want to use their helicopter SH-2G Super Seaspritep
Australia Penguin missiles acquired in 2001 for 188 million dollars. Supply of ammunition ended in 2003. New missiles would be used on helicopters SH-2G, comes the Royal Australian Navy.
In 2008, the Australian War Department refused to purchase Super Seasprite due to a number of technical problems. Acquired military vehicles were later sold of New Zealand eight in the New Zealand Navy and two for parts.
Rockets Penguin, manufactured by KDS, 2.95 meters in length and weighing 330 kg are capable of hitting targets at ranges up to 20 km.
They can reach speeds of up to 800 km per hour. Penguin polubroneboynoy equipped with a warhead weighing 120 kg.