Norway News

Norway Declares its Long-Term Defence Plan
Defence Politics

Norway Declares its Long-Term Defence Plan

The Norwegian Government proposes to parliament an increase in defence spending of approximately 60 billion USD over the next 12 years.

Norway Orders New NASAMS AD Systems
Weapon / Missile

Norway Orders New NASAMS AD Systems

Following the supply of older NASAMS to Ukraine, Norway will refresh its inventory of NASAMS air defence systems with new versions.

Norway Seeks Partners for the New Frigates
Navy / Maritime

Norway Seeks Partners for the New Frigates

Norway is seeking international partners to join its frigate programme to replace the Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates.

Norway Allows Direct Arms Sales to Ukraine
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Norway Allows Direct Arms Sales to Ukraine

The Norwegian government has authorised the direct sale of weapons and defence equipment to Ukraine, effective January 1, 2024.

West Wants to Violate the “Montreux Convention”
Navy / Maritime

West Wants to Violate the “Montreux Convention”

The United Kingdom and Norway tried to break the Montreux Convention that blocked the entry of foreign military vessels into the Black Sea.

Norway Postpones P-3 Orion Delivery to Argentina
Air Navy / Maritime

Norway Postpones P-3 Orion Delivery to Argentina

Norway has reportedly delayed the delivery of P-3 Orion aircraft to Argentina as Buenos Aires has not made the first instalment of the payment.

New Anti-Ship Missile from Norway and Germany
Weapon / Missile

New Anti-Ship Missile from Norway and Germany

Norway and Germany started the development of a new SuperSonic Strike Missile (3SM). Norway's Kongsberg leads the program.

Poland Buys Four Additional NSMs Worth $ 1.5 Billion
Weapon / Missile Expo and Air Show

Poland Buys Four Additional NSMs Worth $ 1.5 Billion

Poland purchased four additional Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) from Kongsberg Defence worth $1.5 billion.

Norway Orders Armoured Recovery Vehicles
Land

Norway Orders Armoured Recovery Vehicles

Norway ordered seven armoured recovery vehicles (ARVs) from US Company Miller Industries Towing Equipment with a total value of 4.3 million Euros.

Norway Arms F-35 with GBU-53/B
Ammunition

Norway Arms F-35 with GBU-53/B

The U.S. will sell Small Diameter Bomb II to Norway for an estimated cost of $293 million. Norway will use these bombs in its F-35A fleet.

U.S. Approves; Norway Sells F-16s to Romania
Bilateral Relations Air

U.S. Approves; Norway Sells F-16s to Romania

Following U.S. approval, Norway sold 32 F-16 fighter jets to Romania, costing $418 million.

Norway Pays 1 billion USD for Romeos
Air Navy / Maritime

Norway Pays 1 billion USD for Romeos

The State Department has approved the sale of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters to Norway with a 1 billion USD budget.

Norway Donates Eight Leopard 2A4NO MBTs to Ukraine
Land Bilateral Relations

Norway Donates Eight Leopard 2A4NO MBTs to Ukraine

The Norwegian government announced on 14 February 2023 that it will donate eight main battle tanks (MBTs) and up to four armoured recovery or armoured engineering vehicles (ARVs/AEVs) to Ukraine, as well as funds for ammunition and spare parts.

Norway Acquire 54 Leopard 2A7 MBTs to Replace Its Ageing Tank Fleet
Land

Norway Acquire 54 Leopard 2A7 MBTs to Replace Its Ageing Tank Fleet

The Norwegian Army decided to purchase 54 new, modern Leopard 2A7 Main Battle Tanks with the option of purchasing an additional 18 tanks.