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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government


The principal objective of Norwegian security policy is to safeguard Norway’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and political freedom of action.

C-130J Hercules "Nanna".

Military contributions to international operations in 2016

The government has done a comprehensive assessment of Norwegian military contributions to international operations in 2016.

F-35 take off fra Luke

New Combat Aircraft for the Norwegian Armed Forces

Welcome to, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence's homepage for the acquisition of new combat aircraft for the Norwegian Armed Forces. Norway plans an acquisition of up to 52 F-35A, which along with weapons and support equipment are estimated to cost NOK 69.7 billion in 2016 values. The first two aircraft were delivered in 2015, and the first aircraft will arrive in Norway in 2017.

Akershus Festning

The Expert Commission on Norwegian Security and Defence Policy

In December 2014, the Norwegian Minister of Defence tasked an independent group of experts on Norwegian security and defence policy to advice on the Norwegian Armed Forces’ ability to solve their most demanding tasks in severe crises and war. This advice will be an important contribution to the debate on the Armed Forces’ preparedness to handle threats against Norway and Norwegian security. The Expert commission on Norwegian security and defence policy presented its analysis to Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide on April 28th, 2015.

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Integrity Action Plan Handbook

The Centre for Integrity in the Defence Sector (CIDS) and Transparency International UK’s Defence and Security Programme (TI-DSP) are proud to present the first-ever practical handbook on how to develop an integrity action plan for the defence sector.

Annual report NORDEFCO 2014

The Nordic Defense Cooperation NORDEFCO produces tangible results through intensified security political dialogue, capacity building activities, training and exercises, capability development and armaments cooperation, as well as cooperation in military operations.

Norwegian-Polish talks regarding submarine cooperation

The talks took place at the 23rd International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO 2015 in Kielce, Poland in September 2015.

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Future acquisitions for the Norwegian Armed Forces 2015-2023

February 3rd 2016: Pending decisions in the new White Paper on Defence updating of the Future acquisition for the Norwegian Defence Sector 2015-2023 is postponed.



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