Armed Forces News

The Marine Corps Systems Command expects to add the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) into its inventory. Seapower magazine reported that Raytheon, the NSM contractor, announced the plan on May 7 at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space show at Fort Washington, Md. The Marines have been looking recently for an anti-ship missile platform, Seapower reported. The Navy plans to deploy NSMs on littoral combat ships and the next iteration of its frigates, according to the report. A Raytheon spokesman would not discuss how the Marines plan to use the NSM, a type of cruise missile, other than to say it was exploring several options.