Minister of Finance Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram.

Norway strengthens the Armed Forces through purchase of new tanks

Press release 03/02/2023

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.

Tysklands visekanslar Robert Habeck møter statsminister Jonas Gahr Støre.

Closer cooperation between Norway and Germany to develop green industry

Press release 05/01/2023

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.

Grått kartutsnitt av Europa med Ukraina framhevet i blått.

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.

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