Norway strengthens the Armed Forces through purchase of new tanks
The Norwegian Government has decided to acquire 54 main battle tanks (MBT) of the Leopard 2 type from German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, with an option to purchase an additional 18 units. The first MBTs are expected to be delivered in 2026. This represents a clear strengthening of Norwegian defence capability and national preparedness. Today's MBTs were bought used in 2001 and are ready for replacement.
Closer cooperation between Norway and Germany to develop green industry
Norway and Germany are expanding cooperation to increase production of renewable energy and to develop green industry. The two countries have issued two joint declarations outlining the next steps in their cooperation in the areas of hydrogen, battery technology, offshore wind, and carbon capture and storage.
Attack on Ukraine
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February 2022. On this page you will find content about the war in Ukraine and its consequences for Norway.