Concept Paper Series

​The Concept Paper Series is an outlet of applied research addressing problems, needs and challenges in the security, defence and military spheres.

The publications attempt to provide outlines of feasible solutions based on findings from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy's research projects and concept development methodology. The series presents concepts that are advantageous at the tactical, operational, strategic or political level and actually possible to implement in practice. The concepts identify thresholds, barriers and showstoppers, and attempt to work around them. 

The proposals will rarely be fully developed plans. Rather, they will provide a map of the problem at hand and practical suggestions and proposals on how to solve them.



Concept Paper Series 2/2019: Building on strength. Proposals for US-Norwegian cooperation on the operational and tactical levelConcept Paper Series 2/2019: Building on strength. Proposals for US-Norwegian cooperation on the operational and tactical level<blockquote class="forsvaretElement-blockquote">​Building on strength <br>Proposals for US-Norwegian cooperation on the operational and tactical level<br></blockquote><p class="forsvaretElement-p">by Ståle Ulriksen and Åse Gilje Østensens<br></p><p class="forsvaretElement-p"><span style="font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:proximanova, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;color:#444444 !important;"><em>Concept Paper Series</em>, 2/2019 November. 16 pages<br></span></span><span style="font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;">Published by the </span><span style="font-family:proximanova, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">R</span><span style="font-family:proximanova, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">oyal Norwegian Naval Academy, Norwegian Defence University College</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">This paper suggests that the existing practice of deploying United States Marine Core (USMC) units from Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway (MCPP-N) facilities in Trøndelag to other parts of Norway during crisis and war needs to be rethought. The operational- and tactical-level threats in this area are changing rapidly, and there is a high level of risk inherent in existing practice. We propose a concept based on the use of parts of the Norwegian offshore fleet for both operational and tactical transport and supply of the USMC.</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"></span></p><a href=""><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Download to read (2.9MB)</strong><br><strong>Building on strength. Proposals for US-Norwegian cooperation on the operational and tactical level</strong></span></p></a><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></span></p>
Concept Paper Series 1/2019: Bridging the Atlantic. A Norwegian contribution to US SealiftConcept Paper Series 1/2019: Bridging the Atlantic. A Norwegian contribution to US Sealift<blockquote class="forsvaretElement-blockquote">Bridging the Atlantic <br>A Norwegian Contribution to US Sealift </blockquote><p><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#333333;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">by Åse Gilje Østensen and Ståle Ulriksen<span style="font-family:proximanova, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></span></span></p><p><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#333333;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:proximanova, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em>Concept Paper Series</em>, 1/2019 November. 12 pages<br></span></span><span style="font-size:14px;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;">Published by the </span><span style="font-size:13px;">R</span><span style="font-size:13px;">oyal Norwegian Naval Academy, Norwegian Defence University College</span></p><p><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#333333;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><img src="" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#333333;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">There is currently c</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#333333;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">onsiderable concern with US capacity to muster the acquired number of sealift vessels needed to swiftly deploy forces overseas. Norway for its part has a large, modern, and versatile merchant fleet that could be militarily useful in case of NATO operations to reinforce Europe. This brief suggest a bilateral agreement be signed between Norway and the US that obliges Norway to muster a significant number of Norwegian-controlled ships to support transatlantic US sealift operations. Norway, along with most other European NATO member states, relies on US reinforcements for its national security. These reinforcements arrive by sea. Therefore, an agreement such as the one suggested in this brief serves the security interests of the US, Norway, and the rest of the European NATO states.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#333333;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><a href=""><strong>Download to read (1.6MB)</strong><br><strong>Bridging the Atlantic. A Norwegian Contribution to US Sealift</strong></a></span></p><p><br></p>

Published 05 December 2019 00:00.. Last updated 10 December 2019 08:29.