The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA)

Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) is an agency directly subordinate to the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence. Our main task is to continuously develop and modernise the Norwegian Armed Forces. We do this through large and small procurements or projects.

The agency consists of the following five divisions: Naval Systems, Air Systems, Land Systems, Communication Information Systems and General Materiel.

NDMA is the Department of Defence’s commercial and technical designated procurement and divestment authority. NDMA plans for the future and establishes projects to meet the needs of military defence strategies as well as other defence agencies. NDMA formulates the necessary regulatory framework, certifies, autho​rises and controls technical issues.  By managing internal resources, controlling costs and providing for the proper disposal of used materiel, a proper life cycle of goods and services is established. NDMA is making great strides in the further reduction of total ownership costs. Greater international collaboration has played a key role for safety, ease of operation/training and greater value for on-going financial constraints. Sharing advice and expertise with commercial partners within the agency's scope and responsibility has further enhanced NDMA’s ability to provide the framework for addressing unwanted deviations with the appropriate remediation, whether through sanctions or through greater internal controls.

The NDMA will manage a number of complex and important materiel projects in the next decade. Experienced military officers in combination with highly skilled civilians with expertise in different areas, such as engineering and business ensure good and efficient materiel procurement.

NDMA strives to further sustain and enhance the military’s performance, provide good value for what is technically available, increase safety for its’ personnel and facilitate operations while at the same time focusing on reducing overall ownership costs in this decade and in the decades to come.

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Published 14 January 2016 13:14.. Last updated 14 May 2019 11:28.