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Bogdan Praises Norwegian F-35 Weapons

Defense News // April 17, 2015

The head of the F-35 joint program office praised on Friday a pair of munitions developed by Norway, despite reluctance from the Pentagon to purchase the weaponry.

Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan praised the Joint Strike Missile (JSM), developed by Kongsberg, and the Nammo-designed APEX ammunition during a one-day summit here that was organized to support the US-Norwegian military alliance.

During his speech, the general highlighted the work being put in by the Norwegian government to prep the weaponry for certification on F-35s.

"What the Norwegian government is doing today is getting that missile ready to be integrated on an F-35," Bogdan said. "And they're putting a lot of time, energy and money into insuring that weapon system [so] when it comes time to get on the F-35, it will be much easier and we can do it much sooner."

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