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Encyclopedia > Norwegian Army
Norwegian Defence

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Air Force
Luftforsvaret
Army
Hæren
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Home Guard
Heimevernet
Ranks
Norwegian military ranks

The Norwegian Army (Norwegian: Hæren) is Norway's military land force. It is part of the Norwegian Defence Force along with the Royal Norwegian Navy, the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Norwegian Home Guard. Established in 1628, it currently has a peacetime strength of 13,000, and approximately 51,000 fully mobilized.[1] Norway has mandatory military service for males (6-12 months of training) and voluntary service for females. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) (Norwegian: Luftforsvaret) is the air force of Norway. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Navy (often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Defence Force responsible for naval operations. ... The Norwegian coast guard is a part of the Royal Norwegian Navy, but has separate vessels, many of whom are purpose-built. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Norwegian Home Guard (Norwegian: Heimevernet), is a rapid mobilization force in the Norwegian military. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks // The green part represents soldiers and the equivalent of non-commissioned officers. ... Image File history File links Norwegian_army_coat_of_arms. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Norwegian Defence Forces (Norwegian: Forsvaret) numbers about 60,000 personnel, including civilian employees. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Navy (often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Defence Force responsible for naval operations. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) (Norwegian: Luftforsvaret) is the air force of Norway. ... The Heimevernet, or Norwegian Home Guard, is a rapid mobilization force in the Norwegian military. ...


The Army is mainly located in two areas, mid-Troms and the south-eastern part of the country, with other special units like the King's Guards and the border guards placed elsewhere. County NO-19 Region Nord-Norge Administrative centre Tromsø County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 4 25,877 km² 8. ...

Contents

Pre-WWII History

The Norwegian Army dates back to Viking times[citation needed], when it consisted of only the household forces of local kings and their allies. The present army was established by the Danish-Norwegian king Christian IV "to defend the kingdom against exterior dangers." This is still the primary mission of the Norwegian Army. The Kingdom of Denmark-Norway, consisting of Denmark and Norway, including Norways possessions Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, is a term used for the two united kingdoms after their amalgamation as one state in 1536. ... The coronation of King Christian IV, painted by Otto Bache, 1887. ...


The first great victory of the Norwegian Army came in 1808, when the Swedes attempted to invade Norway from the south, but were forced back by the forces of Prince Kristian August. In 1814 the swedes invaded again, this time with the support of the victors of the napoleonic wars. The swedish king intended to take Norway by force, but the norwegian army could not be broken despite several losses and as a result the war ended with the swedish king accepting Norway as a separate state with its own constitution - but the norwegians having to accept him as a king. The officer class was well represented in th forming of the Constitution in 1814, which included clauses providing for a Norwegian national army based on compulsory service.


In 1905, when the Storting voted to separate from Sweden. The army had been modernized and vere higly trained in the years before 1905. War seemed inevitable, and 22,000 men were mobilized, but Norway achieved independence peacefully. Postcard with photo of Prince Carl of Denmark, candidate for king. ...


During World War I, Norway successfully pursued a policy of armed neutrality. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Insignia

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF-D- Student Officer
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General Generalløytnant Generalmajor Brigader Oberst Oberstløytnant Major Kaptein/Rittmester Løytnant Fenrik
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Flag of Norway Norway
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No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent
Sersjant

Korporal
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Grenader

Menig

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Organization

Future Structure of the Norwegian Army. (click to enlarge)
Future Structure of the Norwegian Army. (click to enlarge)

The Army is organized along three functional lines: Image File history File links Size of this preview: 422 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (932 × 1323 pixel, file size: 95 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 422 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (932 × 1323 pixel, file size: 95 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

  • Commander, Army Forces (HSTY)
  • Commander, Army Transformation and Doctrine Command (TRADOK)
  • Commander, Army Ranger Command (HJK)

Subordinate commands

The 6. ... Hærens Jegerkommando (en. ... Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (HMKG) (lit. ... Garnisonen i Porsanger, based at Porsangmoen, is the worlds northernmost military camp. ... UKS Hærens Samband (short form SBUKS) is located on Jørstadmoen outside Lillehammer in central-eastern Norway. ... FSK stands for Forsvaret Spesialkommando, a Norwegian military unit which can be translated into Military Special Commando. ...

Garrisons

Huseby Leir is the base of Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (HMKG) (lit. ... Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (HMKG) (lit. ... The Telemark Bataljon (Telemark Battalion, TMBN) is an infantry unit of the Norwegian Army. ... Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (HMKG) (lit. ... FSK stands for Forsvaret Spesialkommando, a Norwegian military unit which can be translated into Military Special Commando. ... Sessvollmoen is a village in the municipality of Ullensaker, Norway. ... Medisinsk Utdannings og kompetansesenter (short form MUKS) is located on Sessvollmoen in central-eastern Norway. ... Skjold Skjold is a small village in Målselv municipality, in the county of Troms, Norway. ... Brigade Nord (Northern Brigade) is the only full size standing brigade in the Norwegian Army; it is one of two brigades in the 6. ... Setermoen is the administrative centre of Bardu municipality, Norway. ... Brigade Nord (Northern Brigade) is the only full size standing brigade in the Norwegian Army; it is one of two brigades in the 6. ... Bardufoss is a small town (pop. ... Brigade Nord (Northern Brigade) is the only full size standing brigade in the Norwegian Army; it is one of two brigades in the 6. ... Garnisonen i Porsanger, based at Porsangmoen, is the worlds northernmost military camp. ... The garrison of Sør-Varanger municipality The Garrison of Sør-Varanger (GSV) is a military camp located next to Høybuktmoen Airport near Kirkenes in Sør-Varanger The camp is under the control of the Norwegian Army and consists of; Border Company Education (GrKp/U), The Garrison... The Norwegian Military Academy (Norwegian: Krigsskolen) was established in 1750. ... The Norwegian Military Academy (Norwegian: Krigsskolen) was etablished in 1750. ...

Individual Weapons

The AG-3 (Norwegian: Automatgevær 3, Automatic Rifle 3) is a Norwegian version of the Heckler & Koch G3 battle rifle. ... The G3 is a 7. ... The FN FAL battle rifle The term battle rifle can have different meanings. ... Heckler & Koch GmbH (H&K) (pronounced [1]) is a German weapons manufacturing company famous for various series of small firearms, notably the MP5 submachine gun, the MP7 personal defense weapon, USP series of handguns, high-precision PSG1 sniper rifle, and the G3 and G36 assault rifles. ... The HK 416 is an assault rifle designed and manufactured in Germany by Heckler & Koch to be an improved version of the M4 Carbine pattern firearm. ... The G36 (company designation, Bundeswehr designation Gewehr G36) is an assault rifle designed in the early 1990s and manufactured in Germany by Heckler & Koch. ... The AK-47 is the worlds most common assault rifle. ... The HK416 is an assault rifle designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch to be an improved version of the M4 carbine pattern firearm. ... The AK-47 is the worlds most common assault rifle. ... A Browning 9 millimeter Hi-Power Ordnance pistol of the French Navy, 19th century, using a Percussion cap mechanism Derringers were small and easily hidden. ... The Glock 17 was the first pistol designed and manufactured by the Austrian company Glock. ... “MP5” redirects here. ... The MP5 is a third-generation submachine gun that is widely used by law enforcement tactical teams and military forces. ... Heckler & Koch GmbH (H&K) (pronounced [1]) is a German weapons manufacturing company famous for various series of small firearms, notably the MP5 submachine gun, the MP7 personal defense weapon, USP series of handguns, high-precision PSG1 sniper rifle, and the G3 and G36 assault rifles. ... Caliber: 4. ... The MP7 is a personal defense weapon manufactured by Heckler & Koch (H&K) and chambered for the 4. ... The M72 LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon, also referred to as the Light Anti-Armor Weapon or LAW) is a portable one-shot 66 mm anti-tank weapon, designed in the United States by Talley Defense Systems, produced by Nammo Raufoss AS in Norway. ... NM149S, was developed by Våpensmia A/S in close cooperation with the Norwegian Army and is based on the tried and true M98 bolt action. ... The MSG-90 is a military semi-automatic sniper rifle designed by the German company Heckler & Koch. ... For the assault rifle, see Valmet M82. ... The M40, United States Marine Corps standard-issue sniper rifle. ... The FN Minimi is a squad automatic weapon — the name coming from Mini-mitrailleuse (French: mini-machine gun. It is a 5. ... A machine gun is a fully-automatic firearm that is capable of firing bullets in rapid succession. ... Hærens Jegerkommando (en. ... The Heckler & Koch USP (Universale Selbstladepistole, or Universal Self-loading Pistol) is a semi-automatic pistol designed by the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch. ... A Browning 9 millimeter Hi-Power Ordnance pistol of the French Navy, 19th century, using a Percussion cap mechanism Derringers were small and easily hidden. ... Hærens Jegerkommando (en. ... The C7 is a variation of the M16 rifle that is manufactured by Diemaco, a subsidiary of Colt Firearms, and used by the Canadian Forces, Hærens Jegerkommando (Norway), Military of Denmark (all branches) and the Royal Netherlands Army as its main infantry weapon. ... The AK-47 is the worlds most common assault rifle. ... Hærens Jegerkommando (en. ... Accuracy International is a specialist British firearms manufacturer based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom, and best known for producing the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare series of precision sniper rifles. ... The Super Magnum(L115A1) is a precision rifle or sniper rifle produced by the British firm Accuracy International. ... The M40, United States Marine Corps standard-issue sniper rifle. ... Hærens Jegerkommando (en. ...

Crew Weapons

The MG3 is an air-cooled, belt-fed general purpose machine gun manufactured by the German firm Rheinmetall. ... A machine gun is a fully-automatic firearm that is capable of firing bullets in rapid succession. ... This article is about the . ... The M2 machine gun with a tripod weighs 58 kg (128 lb). ... Carl Gustav anti-tank weapon in action With the Irish Army. ... ERYX Type anti-tank Nationality France Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA Date of design Production period 1989 Service duration 1994 Operators Canadian, French, Norwegian armies Variants Number built Specifications Type Diameter 0. ... A TOW missile being fired from a Jeep. ... A soldier practices with the Javelin on a firing range. ... Bofors is an iron works, cannon maker, and defence industry located in Karlskoga, Sweden. ... RBS 70 is a Swedish MANPAD system designed for combat in all climate zones and with little to no support from other forces. ... Akash Missile Firing French Air Force Crotale battery Bendix Rim-8 Talos surface to air missile of the US Navy A surface-to-air missile (SAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. ...

Combat Vehicles

Norwegian CV9030

Image File history File linksMetadata Cv9030. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Cv9030. ... The Leopard is the primary post-WWII German tank design, a design that has been in use as the primary main battle tank for most European countries in various versions since the early 1960s. ... The US M1A1 Abrams tank is a typical modern main battle tank. ... The Leopard is the primary post-WWII German tank design, a design that has been in use as the primary main battle tank for most European countries in various versions since the early 1960s. ... The Leopard 2 is a German main battle tank built by the German company Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann, developed in the early 1970s and first entering service in 1979, replacing the earlier Leopard 1 as the foremost MBT in the Bundeswehr. ... The US M1A1 Abrams tank is a typical modern main battle tank. ... The Leopard 2 is a German main battle tank built by the German company Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann, developed in the early 1970s and first entering service in 1979, replacing the earlier Leopard 1 as the foremost MBT in the Bundeswehr. ... The Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) or Stridsfordon 90 (Strf 90) is a Swedish infantry fighting vehicle designed by Hägglunds/Bofors and currently produced by BAE Systems Hägglunds. ... An M2 Bradley Infantry fighting vehicle. ... The Sisu Pasi is a six-wheeled fully amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) originally designed for Finnish Defence Forces. ... Armoured personnel carriers (APCs) are armoured fighting vehicles developed to transport infantry on the battlefield. ... The M113 is an armored personnel carrier family of vehicles in use with the US military and many other nations. ... The M270 MLRS conducts a rocket launch. ... BM-13 Katyusha RM-70 of the Polish Army A multiple rocket launcher is a type of unguided rocket artillery system, in use since the Second World War. ... Look up Chassis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A fiscal year (or financial year or accounting reference date) is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial statements in businesses and other organizations. ... The M109A3GN is the Norwegian version of the M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer, designed in the United States in the early 1960s. ... A U.S. M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer Self-propelled artillery (also called mobile artillery or locomotive artillery) vehicles are a way of giving mobility to artillery. ... The M109 during operations in the Balkans The M109 self-propelled 155 mm howitzer was first introduced in the early 1960s. ... IVECO LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle) is a 4WD tactical vehicle developed by IVECO, and in service with several countries. ... The Panther Command and Liaison Vehicle (or Panther CLV)is a wheeled multi-role light vehicle developed for the British Army. ...

General-Purpose Vehicles

  • Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen: a wide range of models, softskin, hardtop and armoured versions; MB 240 softskin most widely used
  • Hägglunds Bv206, an unarmoured tracked vehicle often used for reconnaissance and command-and-control tasks
  • Nissan Terrano II
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Alvis Tactica
  • Land Rover Wolf
  • Scania P93 and 113 trucks
  • Lynx 5900 and 6900 snowmobiles
  • 62 Lynx Yeti Pro V800 Army snowmobiles
  • Polaris 6WD ATV
  • The army has recently bought 25 new Iveco LMV light-armored vehicles for patrol and reconnaissance tasks in connection with Norway's contribution to the ISAF force in Afghanistan, and has an option of buying 47 additional vehicles. The Iveco vehicles are intended to fill the span between the unarmored Geländewagens and the CV9030 IFVs previously operated by the army, after personell from the Telemark Bataljon made requests for lightly armoured vehicles after missions in Afghanistan. The first four Ivecos are now deployed to the Norwegian Camp Nidaros in support of ISAFs Quick Reaction Force in Mazar-e-Sharif, another 12 are to follow soon. [3] [4].

This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... For G-class stars, see Stellar classification. ... French Army Bv206S fording a river BvS10 version The Bv206 is a tracked, all-terrain vehicle originally developed by Alvis Hägglunds (now part of BAE Land Systems) in conjunction with the Swedish Army. ... Nissan Motor Co. ... The Toyota Land Cruiser is a series of popular four-wheel drive vehicles produced by the Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corporation. ... An Alvis Tactica on display at Millbrook proving grounds Alvis Tactica is a military all-terrain vehicle produced by Alvis plc of the UK, later BAE Systems Land Systems. ... The Land Rover Wolf is a military utility vehicle in service with UK Armed Forces and the Dutch Marine Corps. ... A vintage Scania truck (L80 successor to the Scania-Vabis L56) Scania A1 1901 Scania Type A Tonneau 1903 Scania AB is a leading European manufacturer of heavy trucks (British English: lorries), buses, and diesel engines, based in Södertälje, Sweden. ... Lynx is originally a Finnish brand of snowmobiles, currently owned by canadian Bombardier Recreational Products. ... A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park. ... For other uses, see Lynx (disambiguation). ... A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park. ... Polaris Industries manufactures a full line of all-terrain vehicles (ATV), snowmobiles, Ranger utility vehicles in 2wd, 4wd or 6wd, Victory Motorcycles and EU rated quadcycles. ... Iveco is a European truck, bus, and diesel engine manufacturer, based in Turin, Italy. ... Logo of ISAF. Pashto writing: Ú©Ù…Ú© Ùˆ همکاری (Komak wa Hamkari) means Help and Cooperation. International Security Assistance Force (10) (ISAF) is the name of a NATO-led security and development mission in Afghanistan which was established by the United Nations Security Council on 20 December 2001[1] and consists of about 35... Mazār-e Sharīf, also known as Mazar-e-Sharif, Mazar-i Sharif and Mazar-i-Sharif (in Persian مزار شریف), is a city in northern Afghanistan and the capital of Balkh province. ...

References

  1. ^ Forsvarsnett: The Norwegian Army (Norwegian). Retrieved on 2007-03-20.
  2. ^ http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/article1733557.ece

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official page - in Norwegian

 
 

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