Norway to strengthen defense in the north with 2 billion kroner allocation 

Odd Roger EnoksenPhoto: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB
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Around NOK 2 billion will go to the Armed Forces in the north to fund artillery location radars, artillery systems, and infrastructure and construction at Værnes and Porsangmoen.

“Will will upgrade Værnes and Porsanger and strengthen the Army with more artillery… With these changes, the defense capability and especially the combat capability of the Army will increase,” Minister of Defense Odd Roger Enoksen (SP) noted in a press release on Friday.

At Porsangermoen, the project is planned to be completed in 2025, with a cost framework of NOK 363 million.

At Værnes, there is talk of improving infrastructure, which must be modernized and adapted. The project is planned to be completed by the end of 2024, with a cost framework of NOK 283 million.

In addition, three new artillery location radars will be acquired. They will be delivered by 2027, and the cost limits are set at NOK 646 million. Investments in artillery systems are also planned, with delivery expected between 2024 and 2026. The cost limit is set at about 1 billion kroner, the press release states.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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