Norwegian Battle Lab & Experimentation (NOBLE) was initiated in 1999 and was the first modern battle lab in Europe.
NOBLE is a part of the Norwegian Joint Headquarters, and is located in Bodø, Northern Norway. NOBLE is a joint battle lab and a part of the Norwegian Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) programme. NOBLE is able to conduct both operational and tactical level CD&E tasks.
NOBLE has conducted experiments in national and NATO headquarters, and in tactical units in all services. The lab is a small core organisation leading the planning, execution and analysis phases in an experimental process.
A typical NOBLE experimental team consists of NOBLE regular personnel and external subject matter experts for the Norwegian military and civilian companies and institutions.