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  • 3 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Norway will buy four AIP submarines from German submarine specialist TKMS, Norwegian defense minister announced on Friday. According to Norwegian media, minister Ine Eriksen Søreide told a press conference that Germany was selected because of the two countries’ close defense cooperation. The other contender for Norway’s submarine deal was French shipbuilder DCNS. Norway and Germany […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Defense ministers of the UK and Norway have agreed to step up their defense relationship during a November 10 meeting where UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced new cooperation on maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and exercises. After a visit to Norway’s top military headquarters, close to the Arctic Circle on Thursday, Fallon announced that the UK and Norway […]

  • 8 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The waters around Norway’s capital are considerably safer after a two-week hunt by the crew of Royal Navy’s HMS Cattistock. Experts from the Portsmouth-based minehunter found more than ten WW2 mines and torpedoes during a concerted search for unexploded wartime bombs with a NATO task group, the navy said. Norway was occupied by the Nazis […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Norwegian Navy’s new logistics and support vessel HNoMS Maud is en route home after getting underway from Busan, South Korea, where it was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The ship started her journey home on Sunday, after being accepted by the navy from DSME in November 2018. Next stop on HNoMS […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Norway’s Kongsberg, German thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Atlas Elektronik signed a teaming agreement on Thursday that will see the three companies form a joint venture for the construction of Norwegian submarines. The joint venture company that will be established in Norway will be the international supplier of combat systems for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ submarines. On February […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Vard Holdings Limited, a designer and shipbuilder of offshore and specialized vessels, held a naming ceremony for Norway’s new surveillance vessel “Marjata” at Vard Langsten. The vessel was contracted by the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation in 2011 and will be operated by the Norwegian Intelligence Service. It is equipped for surveillance activity in the Barents Sea and the […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO’s second annual anti-submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Mongoose kicked off on Monday off the coast of Norway. The Norway-hosted Norwegian Sea exercise follows its Mediterranean counterpart – Dynamic Manta – which took place off Italy in March. Dynamic Mongoose will be taking place from June 25 to July 6, and will see the participation of […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK and Norway have advanced their plans for international Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) cooperation in the North Atlantic. The nations’ defence ministers flew in an American P-8A Poseidon from RAF Lossiemouth on May 3. Defence Minister Guto Bebb hosted Secretary Tone Skogen, State Secretary in Norway’s Ministry of Defence, on her visit aboard a […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    During the 23rd International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO 2015 in Kielce, Poland, Norwegian and Polish officials held talks regarding a possible submarine cooperation. Taking in consideration Norway’s ageing fleet of six Ula-class submarines, the Norwegian Government in 2007 started the process of evaluating different options regarding the future of the Norwegian Submarine Service. In 2014 the Government […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Norway’s plans to replace its ageing fleet of P-3 Orion and DA-20 Jet Falcon maritime patrol aircraft became official on Wednesday with the signing of a contract for the acquisition of the Boeing built P-8A. The contract for five aircraft was signed by the Norwegian defense equipment agency, on behalf of the ministry of defense, and […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The upcoming flagship NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2018 is expected to be one of the largest ever with 40,000 personnel, around 120 aircraft and as many as 70 ships converging this fall in Norway. Compared to the 2015 edition of the exercise which was said to be “the largest NATO exercise in a decade”, Trident […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Industry news

    KONGSBERG celebrates its 200th anniversary on 20 March. The company can boast the longest industrial history in Norway, with continuous operations since the foundation of the Kongsberg weapons factory in 1814.   Throughout 200 years what is now known as KONGSBERG has been an industrial trailblazer in the defence, maritime, oil, gas and aerospace sectors. […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Units from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) destroyed eight historic ordnance mines during the Norwegian MINEX exercise which was completed August 25, in Trondheim, Norway. The exercise involved minesweeping ships from five NATO allies sweeping sections of Norway’s coastal waters for historical mines from Hammerfest in the high north all the way down […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    Apart from the previously announced collaboration on submarine acquisition, Germany and Norway will also be joining forces on naval missiles. After the Norwegian ministry of defense announced the choice of German TKMS as the preferred builder for its navy’s four new submarines less than two weeks ago, Norway’s German counterpart announced on Monday that it intends to […]

  • 28 June 2018

    The US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson has visited Norway and the UK to strengthen maritime partnerships and international relationships. While in Norway from June. 24 to 26, Richardson was hosted by his counterpart, Chief of the Royal Norwegian Navy Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensones. He also met with Norway’s chief of defence, […]

  • 28 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A total of 20 ships from NATO member countries are set to take part in the NATO’s, Norway-hosted, exercise Cold Response. The operational phase of the exercise will start on March 3 in Trondheim, Norway. Most of the ships from Norway, Denmark, England, France, Poland, The Netherlands, and Spain have already gathered in the cold region […]

  • 29 June 2017

    The United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway have signed a statement of intent to outline principles of cooperation on the P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft. The statement was signed on the outlines of the NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels on Thursday. Norway and the UK are set to start operating the Boeing-built maritime patrol aircraft after […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The training deployment of U36 in Norway is part of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries which are jointly procuring six Type 212 CD (Common Design) submarines.

  • 30 May 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Between 29 May and 06 June 2012, NATO will conduct a new Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise. DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 12, as the exercise is called, will take place off the coast of Norway and involve four submarines, 11 aircrafts and four surface ships provided by seven NATO nations. The objective is to provide the best anti-submarine warfare […]

  • 26 February 2020
    Training & Education, Vessels

    A naval task group made up of four Royal Navy vessels HMS Albion, HMS Sutherland, HMS Echo and RFA Lyme Bay have set sail this week to Norway in one of the largest UK deployments in 2020. They will join a force of more than a thousand Green Berets who have been in Norway over […]

  • 28 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Boeing a $2.45 billion contract modification to start construction on a number of Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft for the US Navy, the UK and Norway. Under the latest contract modification, Boeing is to deliver 10 P-8As to the US Navy, four for the government of the […]

  • 7 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Seeking to avoid risks and costs of developing its own submarines, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense has identified French DCNS and German TKMS as the main candidates for the construction of Norwegian future submarines. The Ministry of Defense said it made this conclusion after considering economic, industrial and military assessments, and that it would now […]

  • 6 October 2011

      On Oct 3 Norwegian Coast Guard published photos showing Russian trawler Sapfir-2 dropped fish overboard; that was the ground for the ship’s arrest, reports Norwegian TV-2 channel. On Sept 28 Norwegian Coast Guard detained Russian trawler Sapfir-2 (registered in port Murmansk, operated by Arkhangelsk fishing company) in neutral waters off Spitsbergen archipelago, Barents Sea […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Plymouth based warship has been put through her paces exercising with submarines off the coasts of Scotland and Norway. HMS Portland began her workout by providing the opposition for the final stage of Submarine Command Course or ‘Perisher’ as it is more widely known. The course gets its nickname from the number of prospective […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has been awarded a 220 million NOK (approx. US$26.8m) contract to deliver its Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to the navies of Germany and Norway. The contract was awarded to Kongsberg by the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency following a February 2017 agreement between Norway and Germany. This contract is the first […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    German and Norwegian defense ministers formally marked the start of a joint undertaking to acquire six Type 212 air-independent propulsion (AIP) submarines. Over the course of the next seven years, Norway will receive 4 and Germany 2 submarines. Additionally, the two countries are to cooperate on naval missiles. Submarines are to be built by German TKMS […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s new diving and hydrographic support vessel has started her journey from Norway to Auckland, New Zealand. Formerly known as offshore support vessel MV Edda Fonn, the vessel was sold by Norway’s Østensjø Rederi to the New Zealand Navy in August 2018. The vessel was modified for navy needs and was […]

  • 2 September 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      The commander of U.S. 6th Fleet completed a four-day trip to Norway Sept. 1. While in Norway, Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. visited with U.S. ambassador to Norway, Barry B. White, at the U.S. Embassy, and with Sailors aboard attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) at Haakonsvern Naval Base. Harris also had the […]

  • 12 June 2011
    Industry news

    A unique dismantling operation over Soviet cruiser Murmansk is conducted in Norway and will cost tens of millions euros. Gun turrets of the rusty ship lying on sea cliffs are still awe-inspiring, although the cruiser’s fate has been determined – dismantling and utilization, reports Komsomolskaya Pravda. Workers build up sand fill in the fjord of […]