Sunday, May 26, 2013




NATO member nation

About 26,000 total military personnel

Royal Norwegian Air Force (Luftfersvaret)

F-35A stealth fighter aircraft (7)
F-16 fighter aircraft (87)

P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (6)
C-130 transport aircraft (4)
Dassault DA20 aircraft

Bell 412 helicopters (18)
Lynx Mk.86 helicopters (2)
Sea King helicopters (12)
NH90 helicopters (3)

AIM-120 air-to-air missiles
IRIS-T air-to-air missiles
AIM-9 air-to-air missiles
Penguin anti-ship missiles. Made by Kongsberg of Norway.

Air Defense
NASAMS (Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System)
Utilizes the AIM-120 missile in a surface-to-air role.

RBS-70 surface-to-air missiles
Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns

Royal Norwegian Navy
KNM prefix to vessel names

Frigates (5)

Submarines (6)

Skjold Class Missile Patrol Boats with Kongsberg anti-ship missiles (6)

Mine Warfare vessels (6)

Intelligence Gathering Vessel (1)
FS Marjata
Operated by the Norwegian Intelligence Service (NIS).
Support vessel (1)
A535 Valkyien

CB90 boats (20)

Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) anti-ship missiles

Penguin light anti-ship missiles. Can be used on ships and helicopters.

Tactical Boat Squadron- Naval Special Forces

Kystjegerkommandoen (KJK)- Coastal Rangers Command
Use CB90 boats and AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles in anti-shipping role.

Marinejeger Kommandoen (MJK)
Naval Special Forces

Minedykkerkommandoen (MDK)- Mine Divers Command

The Oscarsborg fortress was responsible for sinking the German heavy cruiser Blucher in 1940 when Germany sent an invasion flotilla to take Norway. The fortress held German forces at bay while the King of Norway and the Norwegian government escaped. The fortress had an underwater torpedo battery. The concrete reinforced battery was housed in a cave dug into the rock of the north side of the island. The underwater torpedo battery fired torpedoes through three tunnels.

Swedish made 7.5cm (75/57) coastal guns. (Decommissioned?)

Coast Guard with patrol vessels
KV prefix to vessel names
13 vessels total

About 22,000 personnel

Leopard 2A4 tanks

Leopard 1 tanks

CV-90 (CV9030 Stormpanservogn) infantry fighting vehicles

M113 armored personnel carriers 

SISU XA-185 armored personnel carriers 

SISU 203 armored personnel carriers 
BV 206 tracked vehicles
Iveco LMV vehicles

M270 MLRS multiple rocket launchers

M-109 self propelled howitzers

Anti-Tank Weapons
FGM-148 Javelin

Carl Gustav

M-72 LAW

M252 81mm mortars

Small Arms
Barrett M82A1 .50 cal sniper rifles

M2 Browning .50 cal machine guns
MG3 machine guns

FN MAG machine guns
FN Minimi machine guns
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Magnum sniper rifles
AG-3 assault rifles (Norwegian version of the G3)
HK 416 assault rifles
HK G36 assault rifles
C8 assault rifles (Canadian made)

Telemark Battalion
Mechanized infantry battalion

Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (HMKG)-His Majesty the Kings Guard

Heimevernet (HV)- Home Guard
Approximately 56,000 personnel
Organized into districts. Specially trained task force units among the Home Guard.

Forsvarets Spesialkommando (FSK)- Armed Forces Special Command
Special Forces unit belonging to the Ministry of Defence

Forsvarets forkningsinstitutt (FFI) or Norwegian Defence Research Establishment


Etteretningstjenesten or Norway Intelligence Service (NIS)- Military intelligence. Gathers intelligence on Russian activities in the region, including the Arctic. Shares intelligence with the U.S.

Andoya (Located in Nordland county)
Fauske (Located in Nordland county)
Kirkenes (Located in Finnmark county near the Russian border)
Vardo (Located in Finnmark county near the Russian border. This site contains he Globus II radar)
Varso (Located in Finnmark county near the Russian border)
Intelligence archives kept at the Havnelageret building in Oslo?

Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste (PST) or Norwegian Police Security Service- Domestic security.
Headquarters in Oslo, Norway.


Forsvaret pictures

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