31 Jan '17, 8pm

Norway to Focus on Readiness, Stockpiling Munitions

BODØ AIR STATION, Norway – As it prepares to bring new fighter jets, maritime-surveillance aircraft and submarine fleets online, the Norwegian military is making a conscious effort to enhance its stockpile of munitions, fuel and spare parts ahead of any potential conflict in the region. Speaking on background during a recent visit to Norwegian military installations, a top defense official here said the F-35, P-8 and submarine recapitalization efforts will remain the obvious focal points of the country’s military investments over the next five years. But at a lower level, the government is concerned about potential shortages to the support equipment vital to the country’s missions both at home and abroad. Defense News visited Norway this month as part of a group organized by the Atlantic Council and funded by the Norwegian government. All participants accepted travel and a...

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