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    The navy have a problem with technical personnel going to high paid jobs in the oil industry, and are considering to recruit naval officers from other NATO countries, like the UK and the Netherlands. I think the salary would be more than $100.000/ year. The Nansen frigates have nice officer cabins, and should be attractive.

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    Wouldn't Spanish officers be a better choice, and don't the Dutch need their own officers?

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    a bit shamefull really, the Navy has to do better in recruiting.

    loosing for Oil industry is understandable. better payment, more holidays etc.
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    With the Holland Class coming online and the Karel Doorman joining the service in +-2 years, i don't think the RNLN would be very happy if the Norwegian Navy started jacking personnel

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    I know a couple of well qualifed Belgian officers who might be looking for a job if our politicians keep downgrading our military.

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    Will they only consider experienced officers?

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    This is a bid odd. Perfectly understandable, though. They've got to augment their forces to suit them somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSone View Post
    With the Holland Class coming online and the Karel Doorman joining the service in +-2 years, i don't think the RNLN would be very happy if the Norwegian Navy started jacking personnel
    Isn't the RNLN looking to get rid of two of their four planned Holland Class OPV's? Rumors has it that Sweden is looking for two OPV's with similar needs in size

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    Quote Originally Posted by lander View Post
    Isn't the RNLN looking to get rid of two of their four planned Holland Class OPV's? Rumors has it that Sweden is looking for two OPV's with similar needs in size
    No, they're being kept in service in favour of cuts to arty, tanks and 1 KDC-10. The navy kind of needs them, since it's pretty much a given that at least 1 is going to be deployed as the carribean station ship, one is training, one is in dock, and one ready for other deployments. They are meant to be used for operations where a M frigate be too heavily armed/expensive.
    Last edited by RSone; 02-27-2012 at 09:23 AM.

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    Maybe it's Denmark's turn to supply Norway with naval officers this time around. We made great use of Norwegian officers in the heyday of the Danish navy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gresh View Post
    This is a bid odd. Perfectly understandable, though. They've got to augment their forces to suit them somehow.
    The Australian Defence Force has in the past often recruited experienced foreign personnel with specific skillsets, usually from the British military but also from a few others, mainly officers in the rank of Capt-Maj (and their air and naval equivalents) and senior NCOs/WOs. This goes on to an extent today.

    http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/recrui...ants/army.aspx

    http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/recrui.../airforce.aspx

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