Grensejegere fra OP tårn 247 patruljerer langs grensa til Russland / Border guards from Observation tower 247, patrol the border between Norway and RussiaGrensejegere fra OP tårn 247 patruljerer langs grensa til Russland / Border guards from Observation tower 247, patrol the border between Norway and Russiahttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/_MG23521.jpghttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=697Eit Forsvar skal vere meir enn våpen. Bak militærmakta ligg ein kultur, ein historie, verdiar og holdningar og ein dyp erkjenning av at vi har mykje å ta vare på i landet vårt. Border guards patrol the border between Norway and Russia. Photo: Mats GrimsæthGrensejegere fra OP tårn 247 patruljerer langs grensa til Russland
Soldater fra Panserbataljonen trener i Mauken skytefelt /Soldiers from Armoured Battalion training in Mauken shooting fieldSoldater fra Panserbataljonen trener i Mauken skytefelt /Soldiers from Armoured Battalion training in Mauken shooting fieldhttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/foto_ole-sverre_haugli_div-23.jpghttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=281Soldater fra Panserbataljonen trener i Mauken skytefelt. Personell form the Armoured Battalion training. Photo: Ole-Sverre Haugli
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The Army

The Army is the largest branch of the Norwegian Armed Forces.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Norwegian Army educates and trains units and personnel. The Army is an important military force both nationally and abroad, in peacetime and in times of crisis or war. ​

In addition, the Army conducts day-to-day operations in Norway – among them are His Majesty The King's Guard and the Border Guard​.

The Army's contribution to operations abroad, covers the whole spectrum of missions – from regular combat tasks to guard and security duties, surveillance, training and other support functions.

The Chief of the Army, supported by the Army Staff, is responsible for force production. The Chief is based at Bardufoss in Troms, Northern Norway. The current Chief​ is Major General Odin Johannessen.

Operational capabilities

  • Brigade Nord: One independent mechanised brigade with brigade command and administrative staff, two mechanised combat battalions (Armoured Battalion and Telemark Battalion), one light armoured combat battalion (2nd Battalion), an artillery battalion, an engineer battalion, an intelligence battalion, a communications battalion, a combat service and support battalion, a medical battalion and a military police company.
  • His Majesty The King's Guard in Oslo
  • The Border Guard in Finnmark guards the Norway–Russia border

Education and training centres

  • Norwegian Army Weapons School, Østerdalen Garrison (Terningmoen and Rena)
  • Norwegian Military Academy, Camp Linderud, Oslo
  • Norwegian Army Officer Candidate School, Camp Rena
  • Norwegian Army Tactical Training Centre, Camp Rena
  • Norwegian Defence Logistic Trai​ning Centre, Sessvollmoen
  • Norwegian Armed Forces Winter Warfare School, Terningmoen​
Published 11 June 2015 17:16.. Last updated 08 September 2017 10:39.