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

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Norway increases defence spending to strengthen its capability and readiness

Today the Norwegian government presented the new Long Term Plan for the Norwegian Armed Forces. 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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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.

"Kampkraft og bærekraft"

Long Term Defence Plan adopted

On 15 November the Storting adopted Norway’s new Long Term Defence Plan. Now begins the job of putting the contents of the plan into effect. This article explains a bit about the way forward.

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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.

The Norwegian Government Has Decided to Procure Five P-8A Poseidon

The Norwegian Government decided 25th November to procure five P-8A Poseidon for delivery in 2021 to 2022. The decision taken in the Government has been proposed to the Parliament, which is expected to reach a resolution regarding the procurement mid December.


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