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Concerns fly over fighter jet costs

Norwegian politicians are once again deeply concerned by reports of soaring prices for the US-made fighter jets that the government has agreed to buy....

Officer warns of military breakdown

Years of budget and staff cutbacks have left Norway's military on the verge of an equipment breakdown, warns a retired commander in the Norwegian...

Fighter jet price seems to soar

UPDATED: The Norwegian government's controversial but arguably predictable decision to buy new fighter jets from its most important ally, the US, has been hit...

Hand grenade closed Gardermoen

Oslo's main airport at Gardermoen was forced to close temporarily Wednesday morning, after screening equipment spotted a hand grenade in a passenger's suitcase. The grenade...

Defense ministry on the defensive

Labour Party politician Espen Barth Eide has suddenly emerged as a powerful dealmaker in Norway's decision to buy new fighter jets from the US,...

More leaks test Nordic-US relations

A seemingly endless stream of revelations from US documents meant to be kept under wraps continues to stir questions and some bad feelings between...

Military shamed over explosive snafu

It was safe to assume that Norwegian defense department officials were both embarrassed and ashamed on Wednesday, after they set off a major bomb...

King’s Guards win a reprieve

His Majesty the King's Guards won't be downgraded to a purely ceremonial unit after all. Military officials have "made an about face" on their...

King’s Guards to lose some status

His Majesty the King's Guards, best known for their precision marching and standing watch at the Royal Palace, have also been ready to help...

Military uproar over ‘raw’ attitudes

Norway's military establishment was in an uproar on Monday after soldiers reportedly have showed an "unacceptable attitude," indicating little remorse over killing and claiming...

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