Proposal for the Norwegian Defence Budget 2022

Issued October 12, 2021 The Government continues its goal to strengthen the Armed Forces in the short and long term, and proposes to increase the budget by around 4.3 billion NOK. The proposal follows up the multi-year commitments in the previous and current Long-Term Plan. For the sixth year in a row, the Government proposes a significant budget-increase in order…

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Defense Ministers of Denmark, Norway & Sweden Issue Trilateral Statement

Joint statement on the Statement of Intent on Enhanced Operational Cooperation: A serious security crisis in the Nordic region would affect us all, and we need to be prepared and equipped to act together in peace, crisis and conflict. Coordination of national operational planning will improve our ability to act together if so decided. All Nordic countries and surrounding areas…

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Norway Signs Contract for New Submarines

July 8, 2021 (Google Translation) – Today, the procurement agencies, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) in Norway and Bundesamt für Ausrüstnung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) in Germany, signed the contract for new submarines together with thyssekrupp Marine Systems. In addition, the contract with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace for new naval strike missiles was signed. The Royal Norwegian Ministry…

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Russian-Norwegian Barents 2021 Exercise

May 31, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Northern Fleet’s search and rescue forces are completing preparations for the annual joint Russian-Norwegian Barents exercise in early June in the Barents Sea. The main objectives of the exercise are to work out joint actions in the search and rescue of people in distress at sea, to prevent oil products from polluting the…

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50th BALTOPS Kicks Off in June

May 24, 2021 – The 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea from June 6-18. This milestone exercise demonstrates a steadfast commitment to NATO and continues to change to meet evolving regional security requirements. Air and maritime assets from NATO allies and partner nations are involved in the…

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Forbin in Exercise Formidable Shield 21

May 25, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Saturday May 15, 2021, after two days of operational break in compliance with the health constraints due to COVID-19, the crew of the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Forbin left the Scottish port of Fairlie to reach the area of FORMIDABLE SHIELD 21 sea demonstration and exercise, west of the Hebrides. Forbin joined the…

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BAE Systems to Improve US Navy Mk 41 VLS

May 18, 2021 – BAE Systems, Inc. has won a U.S. Navy competition to serve as the design agent for the mechanical portion of the Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS). The contract calls for BAE Systems to provide design, development, test, product improvement, and sustaining support for current and legacy VLS systems. BAE Systems will also continue to design…

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NATO warships start major air and missile defence exercise

May 15, 2021 – Europe’s biggest and most complex air and missile exercise gets underway on Saturday (15 May 2021) with ships and aircraft from across NATO defending against a variety of missiles. Exercise “At-Sea-Demo/Formidable Shield” is held primarily at the Hebrides range off Scotland, and also at the Andoya training site off Norway, involving 15 ships and dozens of…

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German Navy successfully ends missile shooting off Norway

May 12, 2021 (Google Translation) – From May 3 to May 12, 2021, the missile firing exercise, Missile Firing Exercise 2021 (MFE) took place off the coast of Norway. The exercise called “Andøya” served the crews to train the complex weapon systems and the procedures under almost real conditions. This year the frigate “Hamburg”, the tender “Main”, a maritime patrol…

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