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


Utenriksminister Børge Brende, stasminister Erna Solberg og forsvarsminister Ine Eriksen Søreide på toppmøtet i Warszawa.

Allied unity the key focus at NATO Summit

Norway offers to contribute to NATO’s stronger presence in the eastern member countries. The new security policy situation in Europe is at the top of the agenda for NATO’s Summit in Warsaw on 8-9 July.

"Kampkraft og bærekraft"

Norwegian Government Proposes Historic Defence Spending Increase

The Norwegian Government today presented a white paper to Parliament describing the Long Term Plan for the Norwegian Armed Forces for the years 2017-2020. The Government recommends a gradual increase in the defence budget over the course of the coming four years to a 2020-level NOK 7.2 billion above 2016-levels, and that over the coming 20 years will see an accumulated total of NOK 165 billion in additional funding for the Norwegian Armed Forces.

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Norwegian Government Proposes Significant Defence Budget Boost

The Norwegian Government proposes a 9.8% real terms defence budget increase for 2016, including a near doubling of funding for the F-35, a significant strengthening of the Intelligence Service and increased High North patrols.

Strategic partners for Norway’s future submarines

Based on economic, industrial and military assessments, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence has concluded that the French company Direction des Constructions Navales Services (DCNS) and the German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) are the strongest candidates if Norway decides to procure new submarines. The Ministry of Defence has decided to focus our future efforts towards these two companies and their respective national authorities.

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The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). (These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.)


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