On Tuesday, January 18, HMNS Thor Heyerdahl, the last of five frigates on order,Norway has taken delivery of its fifth and final Spanish-built F310 frigate,
the second of which, HMNS Roland Amundsen, is seen here. (photo by romarintyp)
was handed over to the military by the Navantia shipyard in Ferrol (Spain).
The handover marks a significant milestone for the Armed Forces' largest acquisition.
The Defence Forces began planning the acquisition of new frigates to replace the old Oslo-class ships for almost 20 years ago.
The five frigates have been delivered well within the approved cost limit of almost 19 billion Norwegian kroner.
"The Frigate Project has contributed positively to the development of bilateral cooperation between Norway and Spain. It also contributed to the industrial cooperation which now also includes high technology. For the Norwegian industry and Norwegian jobs, this has been important, not only for the shipbuilding industry, but for more than 250 Norwegian companies," Minister Faremo added.
A couple of videos of the Norwegian 2nd Infantry Battalion (light mechanized):
Some old pictures from the Norwegian Army Summit 2009 (it appears that some of these haven't been posted earlier in this thread):
For more and larger versions of the pictures, check out this link:
The Norwegian Brigade Nord has spent two weeks training in Northern-Norway in cooperation with the German/Netherlands Corps, as well as additional troops from the United States, Great Britain and Sweden. This Thursday, the 5000 men strong military exercise was completed.
(Notice the .50 cal on the recon CV90)
Check out this link to see more pictures from the exercise:
had anyone the same problems with the Norwegian Pictures database ? In the last days the Norwegian website was change the Start-Side. At which LINK I found now the Pictures database ?
The Norwegian F-16's have now been on more than 80 missions and dropped more than 100 bombs in Libya. The pictures shows the bombing of a radar site, and a bunker.
Some more photos from the military exercise Cold Challenge. All photos are credited to the Norwegian media archive.
Attachment 154535Bildetekst: Helikopter under øvelse Cold Challenge 2011. Helicopter during exercise Cold Challenge 2011.
Attachment 154539Bildetekst: Personell fra Ingeniørbataljonen rydder miner under øvelse Cold Challenge 2011/ Personnel from the Engineer Battalion perform mine clearance activities during exercise Cold Challenge 2011.
Attachment 154531Bildetekst: CV90 stormpanservogn fra Panserbataljonen under øvelse Cold Challenge 2011/ CV90 infantry fighting vehicle from the Armoured Battalion during exercise Cold Challenge 2011.
Bildetekst: Personell fra 2. Infanteribataljon under øvelse Cold Challenge 2011/ Personnel from the 2nd Infantry Battalion during exercise Cold Challenge 2011.
Last edited by Laser Shark; 04-26-2011 at 06:31 AM.
work fine !
thanks a lot, they are excellent ! (nice paint job on the cv90)