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A Test of Russian frigate causes interference of Norway’s radars

MOSCOW, (BM) - Tests of the Russian frigate "Admiral of the Casatonov Fleet" in the Barents Sea interfered with the operation of radio equipment and radars in northern Norway, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according report of the local newspaper Aftenposten, citing the Ministry of Defense of the country. Read more: Norwegian Coast Guard Vessels

The Norwegian Armed Forces received self-propelled howitzers K9

OSLO, (BM) - The Norwegian Armed Forces received the first 155 / 52-mm self-propelled howitzers K9 South Korean production, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The first two self-propelled guns and one K10 ammunition transport vehicle arrived in Norway at the port of Drammen (Oslo) at the end of November. December 4 delivered equipment was officially

The Norwegian Air Force has activated its first squadron of F-35A stealth fighters

OSLO, (BM) - The Norwegian Air Force has activated its first squadron of F-35A fifth generation single engine stealth fighters, one of the very first services worldwide to do so since the jet first entered service in the U.S. Air Force in 2015, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: GKN Aerospace Norway Announced a $66M Contract for F135

Norwegian Coast Guard Vessels Will Be Equipped with Saab’s Communication System

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Swedish company Saab announced on Tuesday (15th January 2019) that it has signed a contract with Vard Group AS to deliver the communication system for the Norwegian Coast Guard vessels under project P6615, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Under that contract Saab will deliver, starting in 2021, for

The Preliminary Report on the KNM Helge Ingstad-Sola TS Collision Is Published

LILLESTRØM, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, 29th November 2018, the AIBN (Accident Investigation Board Norway) published a preliminary report on the collision between the KNM Helge Ingstad frigate and the Maltese registered tanker Sola TS in Hjeltefjorden, outside the Sture terminal in Øygarden Municipality in Hordaland County, Norway.…

GKN Aerospace Norway Announced a $66M Contract for F135 Engine Components

KONGSBERG, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com) - GKN Aerospace Norway announced last week that the company has signed an eight-year contract with Pratt & Whitney for the manufacturing of F135 engine components that include diffuser cases, low pressure turbine cases and shafts, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The scope of the contract also includes…

Norway Reports Disturbed by Russia GPS Location Signals during Recent NATO Exercise

HELSINKI, Finland (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, 13th November 2018, the Norwegian Defence Ministry stated that GPS location signals were disturbed by the Russian forces in the Arctic during the recent NATO's large exercise Trident Juncture 18 held in Norway, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: NATO’s Biggest Military Exercise in…

The KNM Helge Instad Frigate of Norway is in Danger of Sinking

STURE TERMINAL, Bergen, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The KNM Helge Instad frigate of Norway is in danger of sinking as reported by The Associated Press. While returning from one of NATO’s largest training events in recent years Trident Juncture 18 exercise (25 October - 7 November 2018), the frigate was hit by an oil tanker and images posted by…

The Live Field Exercise Trident Juncture 18 Will See the Alpha 800 UAV Helicopter

TRONDHEIM, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The gasoline-powered Alpha 800, will be presented by Alpha Unmanned Systems at NATO’s Exercise Trident Juncture in Trondheim, Norway, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The live field exercise Trident Juncture 18 started on 25th October 2018 and is taking place in all three domains – air, land and sea, in…

The Norwegian Armed Forces Will Acquire Safran’s Next Generation Thermal Imagers

HEERBRUGG, Switzerland (BulgarianMilitary.com), 18 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Safran The Norwegian Armed Forces (NAF) will acquire Safran’s next generation thermal imagers MOSKITO TI™ and JIM Compact™. This was revealed last Friday, 13th July 2018. The subsidiary of Safran Electronics & Defense - Safran Vectronix AG…

The Norwegian Coast Guard Will Receive Three Vessels from Vard

TRIESTE, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 27, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org The Norwegian Coast Guard will receive three vessels from Vard Holdings Limited (“Vard”), which is a subsidiary of one of the largest shipbuilders in the world Fincantieri, headquarted in Trieste, Italy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.…

Norway and Germany to Collaborate under a Naval Strike Missile Contract

KONGSBERG, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 22, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS (Naval Strike Missile) Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS (Norway) announced on 20th June that it has signed a contract with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency at the amount of 220M NOK (EUR 23.31 million) for a…

P-3 Orion Maintenance Contract Awarded to IMP Aerospace by the NDLO

HALIFAX (Nova Scotia, Canada), June 8, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: Mark Harkin/ Wikimedia Commons (Norwegian Air Force Lockheed P-3 Orion) A P-3 Orion maintenance contract has been awarded to one of Canada’s largest Canadian-owned aerospace and defence contractors - IMP Aerospace by the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO). IMP…

NDMA Places a Second Order for Saab’s Carl-Gustaf Ammunition

STOCKHOLM (Sweden), June 7, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Saab The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) has placed a second order at the amount of $12.5 million for Saab’s ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system with delivery in 2018, reported Shephrad Media. That was announced by Saab on Monday, 4th June.…

The NSM of Raytheon and Kongsberg Gruppen Selected by the US Navy

TUCSON (Ariz., the USA), June 5, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Raytheon (NSM demo US Navy) The Naval Strike Missile (NSM) of Raytheon and Kongsberg Gruppen has been selected by the U.S. Navy for equipping its littoral combat ships and future frigates and thus meeting the over-the-horizon requirement. That was announced from Raytheon on…

Busy Upcoming Years for the Norway’s Military

WASHINGTON (the USA), March 26, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Wired It turns out that the first few years of the next decade will be quite busy for the Norwegian Armed Forces if all planned and intended purchases of military equipment take place, reported Defense News. The current major goal of the Ministry of Defence of the…

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