The apparent fall in spending from 2015 to 2016, is due to the establishment of the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) on 1 January 2016.
The NDMA is responisble for all procurements and large investments to the Norwegian Armed Forces – including F-35s and new infantry fighting vehicles. The investment figures are included in the Armed Forces' financial frames until 2015, but from 2016 and onwards, they fall under the NDMA's separate budget.
In 2016, the NDMA had a financial frame of 12.6 billion Norwegian kroner, making it a grand total of 40.2 billion Norwegian kroner (apx. 4.7 billion USD) for both organisations.