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Ministry of Defence

Frank Bakke-Jensen (Con.)

Minister of Defence

The Ministry of Defence is a Government Office with responsibility for the formation and implementation of Norwegian security and defence policy.
Civilian military cooperation is important.

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.

Allied soldiers return home due to the corona pandemic


The Norwegain government cancels this year’s allied exercises in Troms

The Norwegian Government has decided to cancel this year’s cold weather exercises in Indre Troms in light of the COVID-situation in Norway.

Reine og rike hav er en forutsetning for å sikre framtidas ressurser - her representert ved Svalbards kyst. Foto: Ingrid Kvammen Ekker, UD

- The High North is our strategic centre

- Around nine percent of our population lives north of the Arctic Circle. However, the High North is our strategic centre. Both because of its strategic importance, and the wealth of resources found here, says Minister of Defense, Frank Bakke-Jensen in this speach.

News from the Ministry

Norway and Germany will procure identical submarines together

Statement regarding revised offer and negotiations with tkMS:

New submarines

Norway and Germany will procure identical submarines together. A revised offer was received from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in February and negotiations are now ongoing.

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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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