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


Norwegian Government Follows Up Long Term Defence Plan with Significant Budget Increase

The Norwegian Government this week followed up on the new Long Term Defence Plan presented in June with a 2017-budget that involves a significant increase in the funding level for the Norwegian Armed Forces. In total, the Government proposes a NOK 1.9 billion increase year on year, of which NOK 1.14 billion addresses specific measures recommended by the Long Term Defence Plan.

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.

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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.


Framtidige anskaffelser til forsvarssektoren 2018-2025 (FAF 2018-2025)

This document gives an overview of future acquisitions for the Norwegian Defence Sector in the period 2018 - 2025.

Support and Cooperation

A description of the total defence concept today. The total defence concept was developed in the period. Press the pdf link below to download the report.


Ministry of Defence

Phone: + 47 23 09 80 00
Address: Pb. 8126 Dep., 0032 Oslo
Visitor address: Glacisgata 1, 0150 Oslo

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