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Official ceremony for first F-35 arrival<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/f-35-faa-illustrasjon.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Official ceremony for first F-35 arrivalThis November, Norway will receive its first three F-35 combat aircraft.ørland
The eagle strikes back<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/RB16472_2016-03-03_15-34-06%20(8).JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The eagle strikes backThe Norwegian Army drone pilot was oblivious to the forthcoming drama designated to unfold approximately an hour after his Raven mini-UAV was launched. It took less than 60 minutes from takeoff until the drone came under attack from an unlikely assailant.
The Army's new Inspector General<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/sjefsbytte-0084.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The Army's new Inspector GeneralMajor General Odin Johannessen has returned to the Army as its new chief.
U.S. Marines on thin ice<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2016-02-11%20USMC%20and%20Royal%20Marines%20winter%20training%20at%20Porsanger_171.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />U.S. Marines on thin iceAmerican Marines jumped into the freezing water in Northern Norway to prepare for exercise Cold Response.
Taking NATO back to its core mission<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/trj18%20illustrasjonsfoto%20fra%20CR16.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Taking NATO back to its core missionWith 35,000 troops from around 30 nations, exercise Trident Juncture 2018 in Norway will be an important milestone for NATO. Renewed focus on the alliance's core, collective defence, will be key.
Allies: Training in Norway is challenging but educational<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/20170310HR-5551.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Allies: Training in Norway is challenging but educationalThe British Corporal Michael Owen from Royal Marines and Captain Mark Edgar from the United States Marine Corps have experienced friendly Norwegians, northern lights, snowstorms and the challenging terrain in Finnmark.
The third biennial Arctic Challenge Exercise<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/ACE%202015_Bodø_Foto%20Martin%20Mellquist_0015.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The third biennial Arctic Challenge ExerciseFor the third time Finland, Norway and Sweden co-host the military exercise "Artic Challenge Exercise". The exercise is one of the largest in Europe, and more than 100 aircraft from twelve nations are participating.
Submarine rescue system is tested in Arctic Winter<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/20110210sess_7561.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Submarine rescue system is tested in Arctic WinterDuring Exercise Northern Sun 17 the NATO Submarine Rescue System has been tested in Arctic waters for the first time.
New Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/20160318th_%2024750.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air ForceBrigadier General Tonje Skinnarland is appointed Major General and Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (CRNORAF).
Third Northern Headquarters' Conference takes place in Norway<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2016-11-08%203rd%20NHQC-20.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Third Northern Headquarters' Conference takes place in NorwayThe third Northern Headquarters' Conference was conducted 8–9 November at the Norwegian Joint Headquarters in Bodø, Norway.
US Marines to train and exercise in Norway<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/20160210tk_R3672-kopi.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />US Marines to train and exercise in NorwayFrom 2017, the United States Marine Corps will conduct systematic training in Norwegian winter conditions.
New long-term plan for the Armed Forces<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/20151001tk-67.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New long-term plan for the Armed ForcesOn Friday 17 June, the Norwegian government presented a white paper to Parliament, describing the plan for the Norwegian Armed Forces in the years 2017–2020.

Published 11 June 2015 14:25.. Last updated 28 June 2016 10:56.