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.
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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JEF-meeting in Oslo

14.-15. June, leaders from the ten countries in the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) will participate in meetings and a table-top exercise in Oslo. After the conclusion of the exercise, Minister of Defense Bjørn Arild Gram and his British colleague Ben Wallace will meet the press. See the live streaming here.

Norway terminates its contract for the NH90

Norway terminates its contract for the NH90

– Regrettably we have reached the conclusion that no matter how many hours our technicians work, and how many parts we order, it will never make the NH90 capable of to meeting the requirements of the Norwegian Armed Forces, said Norwegian Minister of Defence, Mr. Bjørn Arild Gram.


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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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