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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.

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The defence ministers of Denmark, Norway and Sweden sign a trilateral 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.

Forsvarsminister Frank Bakke-Jensen undertegner tilleggsavtale om forsvarssamarbeid med USA

Norway signs Supplementary Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States

"The United States of America is Norway’s most important ally, and we have shared more than 70 years of close, constructive defence cooperation. The Agreement both updates and further develops the agreements and cooperation already in place between Norway and the U. S. The Agreement will play a vital role in ensuring Norwegian security within the framework of NATO", said Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen.

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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