All Royal Norwegian Air Force articles

  • Norwegian P-8A Vingtor

    Boeing delivers Norway’s first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft


    Boeing has delivered Norway’s first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft at a ceremony in Seattle.

  • FOTO 1_sar_queen

    Norway continues roll-out of search and rescue AW101s


    The Royal Norwegian Air Force has begun operations with search and rescue-roled Leonardo Helicopters AW101 at Orland air base – the second location to go live with the 15.6t rotorcraft.

  • NORWAY_2b

    Norway readies for arrival of 12th NH90


    Norway has resumed acceptance activities related to the NH Industries (NHI) NH90 as it readies to take delivery of its 12th example later this year.

  • NorwayNH90-c-RoyalNorwegianAirForce

    Norway makes progress with NH90 ASW introduction


    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.

  • News

    Norway cites training failures in AW101 helicopter roll-over


    ​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.

  • News

    F-35 arrivals propel Norwegian air force modernisation


    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.

  • MMF A330 MRTT - Airbus Defence & Space

    Germany, Norway sign for five A330 tankers


    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.

  • News

    Norway starts F-35 braking parachute tests


    ​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

    PICTURE: Long-range test success for Norwegian JSM


    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.

  • Norwegian F-35

    Norway requests 12 F-35As in proposed block buy


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

  • P-3 Orion - Lockheed Martin

    Norway reveals P-3 replacement plans


    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

    AW101 roll-out advances Norwegian SAR renewal


    ​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.

  • RNoAF NH90 flares

    NHI finishes self-protection tests on Norwegian NH90


    ​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.

  • F-35

    Oil price, weak currency challenge Norwegian F-35 buy


    ​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.

  • F-35A JSM Norway - Kongsberg

    JSM carries out airborne launch test


    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.

  • F-35

    Norway proposes F-35 funding increase for 2016


    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.

  • Norwegian F-35

    Norway reconfirms plans to acquire 52 F-35s


    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.

  • Norwegian F-35

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


    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.

  • F-16 BAP - Royal Norwegian Air Force

    NATO rotates Baltic air policing force


    ​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

    PICTURE: First Norwegian F-35 takes shape


    ​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.