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Norwegian Armed Forces
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Our international role
Chief of Defence
Facts and figures
Armed Forces in numbers
Norwegian Military Tattoo
Uniforms and medals
Education and training
Centre of Excellence – Cold weather operations
Concept Development and Experimentation
Cold Weather Seminar
School of Winter Warfare
Winter warfare courses
Defence University College
The NOBLE Battle Lab
NATO Urban Operations
Exercises and operations
Arctic Challenge Exercise
NATO Exercise 2018
Baltic Air Policing
Personnel from the Norwegian Armed Forces participate in military operations and missions all over the world. Read about some of our ongoing operations here.
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In May 2015, the Norwegian Armed Forces sent their first military contribution to the international coalition established to counter ISIL in Iraq.
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The Norwegian Armed Forces have played an active part in stabilising the Balkans since the 1990s.
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Mines are still a threat in maritime warfare. Norway contributes with both vessels and personnel to NATO's mine countermeasures.
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Norway has been a part of the international coalition forces in Afghanistan since 2002 and is still present in the country.
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South Sudan is one of the world's youngest nations. Since 2011, the Norwegian Armed Forces have participated in the UNMISS mission.
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Norway participates in MINUSMA in Mali. The UN mission supports the local authorities in maintaining control and peace in the African nation.
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Personnel from the Norwegian Armed Forces participate in several international operations in the Middle East.
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