Tagged: Navy

Army creates building boom in northern Norway

The Norwegian Armed Forces have spent over 350 million EUR on new installations and quarters in Troms county in course of the last nine years, reports the Barents Observer Since 2000, 3 billion NOK...

No fear for Russia

Norwegian foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre sees nothing problematic or fearful in the increased Russian military activity in the north, reports the Barents Observer. The Russian military is now spending 10 billion EUR on...

KNM Fridtjof Nansen fighting off pirates in the Red Sea

On Aug. 1, the Norwegian frigate KNM Fridtjof Nansen left Bergen, on the west coast of Norway, for the Red Sea. The naval ship joined the anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia on Aug. 14. Pirate...

Hunt is on for polar explorer Amundsen’s seaplane

On Aug. 25 Norway’s navy set sail for the Barents Sea to track down the missing plane used by legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who disappeared 81 years ago and hopefully resolve one of the...