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  • 20 September 2019

    The Norwegian Armed Forces Logistics Organization (FLO) has awarded a framework contract to Endúr Maritime for supplementary maintenance assignments at the naval base Haakonsvern in Bergen. Specifically, the contract comprises maintenance services and alteration work for all vessel classes the navy base at Haakonsvern has or will receive during the framework agreement period. This includes […]

  • 7 June 2012
    Industry news

    Bergen Group BMV has been awarded a contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces’ logistics organization for the ship technical maintenance of the Navy’s frigate class for the next two years. The contract includes an option for one-year extension for further three years. For the first two years, the contract has an estimated value of NOK […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Norwegian Navy is getting a mine countermeasure capability boost with a new set of autonomous underwater vehicles. Contracted by the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA), Kongsberg Maritime is to deliver four complete Hugin AUV systems for detection, classification and identification of mines. The AUV’s will have a depth rating of 3,000 meters, and will be equipped with advanced […]

  • 30 June 2017

    Norwegian shipbuilder Bergen Group Services announced it has received a one-year contract extension for the service of Royal Norwegian Navy vessels, less than a month after losing a NOK 700 million (approx. $83 million) contract for the upkeep of Nansen-class frigates. On June 22, Norwegian Armed Forces announced it chose OneCo for frigate maintenance over Bergen who […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Norway deploys its best warship to demonstrate presence and maintain sovereignty in territorial waters of Svalbard (Spitsbergen) and Medvezhiy Island, reported Barents Observer. On Nov 14, Norwegian frigate KNM Thor Heyerdahl left port of Bodo and set a course for the Arctic archipelago Svalbard (Spitsbergen). During the mission, the frigate will hold a number of […]

  • 21 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Norway plans to increase the number of crews for the nation’s Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates from three to five in order to be able to operate four vessels continuously. Additionally the defense white paper, issued June 17, announces that the country would slash the number of mine countermeasure vessels from six to four while five crews will be […]

  • 17 October 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      In 2012, Russian and Norwegian armed forces will significantly increase number and intensity of joint training activities, said Chief of Russian General Staff Gen Nikolai Makarov at the press conference on Oct 11. “We agreed to continue joint exercises between Northern Fleet and Norwegian Navy in the next year. In particular, crew-rescue activities over […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), announced that the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) has purchased four additional REMUS 100 systems. The AUVs were acquired by the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) on behalf of the RNoN and will be used by the Norwegian Armed Forces […]

  • 25 February 2016

    Norwegian maritime services company Bergen Group Services has been awarded a one-year extension of the contract for the ship technical maintenance of the Norwegian Navy’s Fridtjof Nansen frigates. The company said the contract has an estimated value of NOK 70 (approx. $8.1) million. The project involves planning, coordination and implementation of scheduled maintenance, corrective maintenance […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Norwegian shipbuilder and designer Vard has signed a new contract for the construction of three coast guard vessels for the Norwegian Coast Guard. As informed, the value of the contract exceeds NOK 5 billion, equal to about USD 617 million. The Norwegian government had originally announced plans for the construction of three new coast guard […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Bergen Group Services AS has been awarded a one-year extension of the contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces’ logistics organization (FLO) for the ship technical maintenance of the Navy’s frigate class. The contract has an estimated value of NOK 70 million, and is valid until July 2016. Bergen Group signed in June 2012 a comprehensive […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad collided with an oil tanker in a fjord in Norway as it was returning from NATO exercise Trident Juncture. The incident occurred at 4:26 (local time) on November 8 in Hjeltefjorden, north of Sotra, Norwegian Armed Forces said.  Eight sailors have suffered minor injuries and have been taken care of. […]

  • 6 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), a U.S. Navy Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship homeported in Mayport, Florida, is participating in Exercise Cold Response 2016. Fort McHenry will be the only U.S. Navy vessel participating in this operation, providing support for U.S. Marines as well as Navy construction battalion units. Marines attached to 2nd Assault Amphibious […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Between the 12th and 20th of November, the Spanish Navy Maritime Action Staff participated in the multinational exercise ‘MNEX-13’ of naval-cooperation with merchant shipping. This exercise, organized every two years, is designed to enhance interoperability and training of NCAGS personnel (Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping) of Allied nations, and to improve existing cooperation procedures […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 December 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

      The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) intends to procure 2 to 3 ‘Search & Rescue Service Vessels’ (SRS Vessel). The SRS vessels will be subject to demanding technical and functional requirements. The SRS vessels will mainly work as a safety and rescue vessel for the Armed Forces of Norway. The areas of use will […]

  • 1 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Two BMT Defense Services chiefs recently expressed their views on the fleet support vessels delivered to the world’s navies and on the potential for future vessels to be less single-role specific and more multi-role in their functionality. Looking into the future, Andy Kimber, chief naval architect for surface ship design and Rob Steel, head of business […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The Norwegian defense ministry is using commercial vessels to test a new concept of operations as part of the 31-nation NATO drill Trident Juncture which is taking place in Norway. Norwegian company Simon Møkster has disclosed that its offshore supply vessel Stril Mar is taking part in the exercise and is helping the country test the Total Defence […]

  • 10 December 2012
    Training & Education

    On Tuesday, December 4, the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Norwegian Navy visited the Polish naval forces. Vice Admiral Bernt Grimstvedt met with the Commander of the Polish Navy Vice Admiral (three star) Tomasz Mathea and visited the 3rd Flotilla of Ships, Divers Training Centre and the Naval Academy. After the welcoming ceremony in front of […]

  • 24 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (FLO) has extended seven framework contracts with Bergen Group Services related to work on the servicing and maintenance of the Armed Forces vessels. The total value of the contract extension is estimated to be NOK 15-20 million (approx. $1.8-$2.3M). The one-year extension of the framework agreements is an option related to the original contrast […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 December 2013

    Removing chemical weapons from Syria is really a challenging task, which requires proper planning and preparations. Due to this fact, Russian, US, Syrian and UN representatives will meet today in Moscow to find the best way for safe removal of the weapons from Syria, according to BBC. Syria has been struck by numerous military operations […]

  • 31 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Maritime Training specialist, Seagull, has secured Liberia’s approval for its unique Security training package. Liberian approval comes little more than a month after Seagull announced that it had been awarded Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) approval for the new security training package, which is to be made available in October. Seagull has sent application for approval […]

  • 22 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s standing maritime group one (SNMG1), arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 19 for a scheduled port visit as part of the group’s deployment to the Baltic Sea. This week, SNMG1 will exercise and conduct maritime maneuvers in the Baltic Sea together with elements from the Swedish Air Force and the Swedish Navy. […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Exercise Joint Warrior, Europe’s largest military exercise, has begun off the coast of Scotland with involvement from 22 ships and submarines. The exercise happens twice a year and is hosted in the UK involving the three Armed Forces and a number of nations to practise how they all work together. As well as the vast number […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Two European frigates, one from Norway and the other from Germany, arrived at Norfolk naval base Jan. 26 and 28 to join the US Navy carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Roald Amundsen (F 311) and Sachsen-class German frigate Hessen (F 221) will be joining […]

  • 23 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Returning to the UK following a 5-month South Atlantic deployment, HMS Enterprise launched straight into Exercise Joint Warrior with just a short period alongside to replenish stores after the long trip across the pond. The tedium of a long sea passage can be challenging but where some see tedium, others see opportunity. One of the […]