All Royal Norwegian Air Force articles

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    Norway makes progress with NH90 ASW introduction

    2020-03-04T17:37:00Z

    Norway is making progress with the introduction of the NH Industries NH90 NFH maritime helicopter for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions, having taken delivery of the first aircraft in August last year.

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    Norway cites training failures in AW101 helicopter roll-over

    2019-01-16T12:18:48Z

    ​Severe damage inflicted by an embarrassing ground accident on a brand new search and rescue helicopter in Norway has been pinned on organisational and human failures within the country's air force, partly driven by programme delays.

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    F-35 arrivals propel Norwegian air force modernisation

    2017-11-14T14:21:40Z

    The Royal Norwegian Air Force has conducted its first domestic flights with the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, after a trio of the fifth-generation type touched down at its Ørland air base early this month.

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    Germany, Norway sign for five A330 tankers

    2017-09-26T09:23:51Z

    Germany and Norway have formally added a further five Airbus Defence & Space A330 multirole tanker transports to a multinational programme launched earlier this year by Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

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    Norway starts F-35 braking parachute tests

    2017-04-18T15:02:23Z

    ​Norway has begun testing of the braking parachute it will employ on its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35As.

  • JSM F-16 long-range test - Kongsberg
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    PICTURE: Long-range test success for Norwegian JSM

    2016-12-22T14:36:26Z

    Kongsberg and Raytheon have carried out a long-range flight test of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) from a Lockheed Martin F-16, as the developmental weapon continues its qualification campaign.

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    Norway requests 12 F-35As in proposed block buy

    2016-10-11T23:31:20Z

    Norway could buy 12 more Lockheed Martin F-35As for delivery in 2021 and 2022 under a new spending plan submitted to Parliament.

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    Norway reveals P-3 replacement plans

    2016-06-21T14:32:08Z

    Norway has revealed a proposed defence spending plan that allows for the acquisition of a new maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to replace its six-strong fleet of Lockheed P-3 Orions.

  • Norway AW101 - AgustaWestland
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    AW101 roll-out advances Norwegian SAR renewal

    2016-06-01T14:01:52Z

    ​Norway’s first two AgustaWestland AW101s have been rolled out at the Leonardo-Finmeccanica company’s Yeovil assembly site in the UK, with the search and rescue (SAR) assets part of an at-least 16-unit production order for Oslo.

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    NHI finishes self-protection tests on Norwegian NH90

    2016-02-26T14:52:47Z

    ​NH Industries (NHI) has successfully concluded trials of the self-protection system fitted to NH90 naval helicopters for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), following a five-month campaign.

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    Oil price, weak currency challenge Norwegian F-35 buy

    2016-01-21T18:03:27Z

    ​The low cost of oil and a weak currency has led to speculation Norway is questioning its purchase of the costly Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the first of which was handed over to Oslo in September.

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    JSM carries out airborne launch test

    2015-11-10T13:20:10Z

    Kongsberg has carried out an airborne launch test of the Lockheed Martin F-35’s future Joint Strike Missile in the lead up to the 2017 qualification target for the weapon.

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    Norway proposes F-35 funding increase for 2016

    2015-10-13T17:17:12Z

    Building on its release of a Strategic Defence Review publication on 1 October, Norway has proposed a 9.8% real-term defence budget increase for 2016. This would see a near doubling of funding for the Lockheed Martin F-35, plus an authorisation request for six more.

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    Norway reconfirms plans to acquire 52 F-35s

    2015-10-05T21:27:13Z

    Norway's defence ministry has used a strategic defence review to underline its continued commitment to acquiring 52 Lockheed Martin F-35s, as well as outlining plans to acquire different types of manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft.

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    Lockheed unveils Norway’s first F-35A as fighter project expands

    2015-09-23T14:35:51Z

    Lockheed Martin has unveiled Norway’s first F-35A, marking the start of a 10-year endeavour by the Royal Norwegian Air Force to phase out the Lockheed F-16 and achieve full operating capability with its stealthy, multirole replacement, by 2025.

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    NATO rotates Baltic air policing force

    2015-05-05T12:34:59Z

    ​NATO has made its latest force rotation to deliver the Baltic Air Policing mission protecting the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with Norway to lead the activity until 31 August.

  • F-35A Norway - Lockheed Martin
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    PICTURE: First Norwegian F-35 takes shape

    2015-04-22T17:10:17Z

    ​Lockheed Martin is moving closer to delivering an F-35 to its fifth customer nation, with Norway’s first example having had its three fuselage sections joined on 9 April.

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    NATO trio could pool A330 tanker fleet

    2014-12-19T17:49:20Z

    ​A consortium of NATO nations could acquire a four-strong fleet of Airbus A330 multi-role tanker/transports, the European Defence Agency has announced.

  • Crashed Norwegian C-130J thumb
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    ​C-130 crash crew had no terrain warning

    2013-10-28T17:31:49Z

    Terrain-warning settings on a Norwegian air force C-130J were not adequate to detect the presence of Sweden’s Kebnekaise mountain before a crash in March 2012.

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    Norway to purchase six additional F-35s

    2013-10-16T12:59:21Z

    Norway is seeking to purchase six additional Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for its air force in the country’s fiscal year 2014 defence budget request.