Ministry of Defence
Frank Bakke-Jensen (Con.)
Minister of Defence
Topics and insight
New Long Term Plan for the Norwegian Armed Forces:
Norway increases defence spending to strengthen its capability and readiness
Norwegian government presented the new Long Term Plan for the Norwegian Armed Forces on Oktober 16th. A continued increase in defence spending will strengthen the readiness and endurance of the Norwegian Armed Forces and reduce operational gaps.
Eirik J. Kristoffersen appointed new Chief of Defence
Major General Eirik Johan Kristoffersen (51) was 12.05.2020 appointed General and new Chief of Defence in Norway. Kristoffersen assumes his new position in August.
Norway's F-35A are combat ready:
Major Milestone: Norway declares IOC for F-35A
On November 6th 2019 Norwegian air chief Major General Tonje Skinnarland declared Norway's F-35As operational, after completing a deployment in November meant to validate that they are able to operate the jets away from Norway's home base, Ørland Main Air Station.
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.
News from the Ministry
Statement regarding revised offer and negotiations with tkMS:
Norway and Germany will procure identical submarines together. A revised offer was received from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in February and negotiations are now ongoing.
Norway’s defense minister:
Ensuring Strategic Stability in the High North
The United States and Norway have a strong and longstanding bilateral relationship based on mutual interests and common values. The transatlantic link remains the cornerstone of Norwegian security, and our two countries cooperate closely on almost every aspect of military operations. Looking ahead, the two dimensioning factors for Norwegian security policy are the Arctic and Russia.
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