Ministry of Defence

Bjørn Arild Gram (Cent.)

Minister of Defence

The Ministry of Defence is a Government Office with responsibility for the formation and implementation of Norwegian security and defence policy.
Bildemontasje til statsbudsjettet 2023

Strengthens the Armed Forces and prioritizes daily preparedness and operations

The government's proposal for the defence budget for 2023 prioritizes the nation's security and preparedness, and shows solidarity in a troubled time. – The budget helps to keep our own population safe, both for today's threats and those that may come. Securing our freedom is one of the most important tasks for any government, says Defence Minister Bjørn Arild Gram (The Centre Party).

Forsvarsminister Bjørn Arild Gram, statsminister Jonas Gahr Støre og utenriksminister Anniken Huitfeldt.

Historic NATO Summit

Türkiye has agreed to support the applications of Sweden and Finland for membership of NATO, setting the stage for a historic NATO Summit in Madrid. The new Strategic Concept, support to Ukraine, and the applications from Sweden and Finland was the main focus when NATO heads of state and government met for the Madrid Summit on 28–30 June.


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Joint Viking

Norway’s Arctic policy:

A policy for growth and stability – for the people in the north and for the whole country

Ensuring that North Norway is a strong, vibrant region is important not only for the north, but also for the country as a whole. Read more about the new white paper on Norway’s Arctic policy.

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Future Acquisitions For the Norwegian Defence Sector 2022–2029

A central feature in the annual updating of the Investment Plan is the preparation and publication of an unclassified overview of long-term requirements and objectives.

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