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Norway Launches New Submarine Project

Norway Launches New Submarine Project

A project led by the Ministry of Defence has since 2007 studied Norway’s future submarine capability. Several options have been looked at in the process. The Government has now decided that the project will enter a definition phase and evaluate […]


Norway Suspends Planned Military Activities with Russia

Norway Suspends Planned Military Activities with Russia

Norway condemns Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the use of armed force in Ukraine. This is a clear violation of international law and an unacceptable course of action that must have consequences. Norway has therefore […]


The Norwegian Defence Budget for 2014

The Norwegian Defence Budget for 2014

In the national budget for 2014, the government continues to give considerable priority to the Norwegian Armed Forces, and to ensure a predictable and stable foundation for the further modernisation of the Defence sector. Maintaining a sustainable balance between resources, […]


Norway Confident in F-35 Choice, Minister Says

Norway Confident in F-35 Choice, Minister Says

The F-35 program is of vital importance to both the United States and Norway in ensuring that we fulfil our future operational requirements. I am therefore very pleased and reassured by the recent process in the development of the F-35, […]


First JSM Fuselage Unveiled, Signalling Development Milestone

First JSM Fuselage Unveiled, Signalling Development Milestone

“This is truly a milestone event, and it marks an important step forward in ensuring both our future military capability and industrial opportunities for the Norwegian defence industry,” said State Secretary of Defence Eirik Øwre Thorshaug after he officially unveiled […]


Norway Tightens Weapons Export Rules Amongst Rising Trade

Norway Tightens Weapons Export Rules Amongst Rising Trade

The Norwegian government has announced introduction of more stringent laws to improve control of its domestically produced arms exports. Though wishing to have a major role as a peace-making country, Norway exported weapons, ammunition, and other military material totalling just […]


Norway Issues RFI for New Submarines

Norway Issues RFI for New Submarines

“Our current submarines will reach the end of their service life after 2020. I am therefore very pleased that the process that will eventually allow us to decide on how to best secure the continuation of a Norwegian submarine capability […]


Norway 2013 Defense Budget: More Training, Improved Force Readiness

Norway 2013 Defense Budget: More Training, Improved Force Readiness

The Norwegian government proposes to spend nearly USD 7.4 billion (EUR 5,5 billion/NOK 42.2 billion) on defence in 2013, a real increase from 2012 of USD 52.5 million/EUR 39 million/NOK 300 million. This comes on top of continued efficiency gains […]


Norway Orders First F-35; Secures JSM Integration Support

Norway Orders First F-35; Secures JSM Integration Support

Norway today commenced the largest public procurement project in its history. The event was marked by Minister of Defence Espen Barth Eide authorizing the order for the first F-35A Lightning II for the Norwegian Armed Forces. The decision to move […]


 
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