Norwegian Armed Forces photos

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  1. Sven

    Sven Teh Viking dood Industry Professional Ret. Military

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    Norway is an integral part of NATO operations and capabilities in and beyond Europe, so I've started a thread to showcase their military and its commitment to US operations around the globe - it'll mostly be pictures.

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    Flerbruksfartøy fra innsatsstyrke Anklet i nærheten av Tromsøbrua under øvelse Nivlheim i Tromsø

    The Naval Home Guard during exercise Nivlheim

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    Exercise COLD RESPONSE 2014

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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    :) I'm so proud of you guys! You join AMF and start a thread on the Norwegian military!

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    Amid Russia belligerence in Europe and elsewhere in the region, I suppose I'll begin my additions here with life on the Norwegian - Russian border. It's usually quite quiet, a few pokes and prods, but no major escalations to date. Still, we're best prepared.

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    OP tårn 247 langs grensa til Russland

    Observation tower 247, along the border between Norway and Russia

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    These aren't just observation patrols/posts though, they are armed.

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    Marksman teams from Battlegroup Claymore 16 during Home guard exercise :

    Innsatsstyrke Claymore (HV-16) overtok objektet Troms Kraft fra Politiet under øvelse Nivlheim 2015 i Tromsø.

    Norwegian Home guard during exercise Nivlheim

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    The spotter's typically packing an lgm:

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    Skjold-class Corvette
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    Skjold is mine favorite:). Interestingly, they're actually large, and really, really fast (the worlds fastest corvettes - on sea:p), hovercraft. Their design is as a "surface effect ship":

    The Skjold design is a surface effect craft, constructed of glass fibre/carbon composite materials. Buoyancy is augmented underway by a fan-blown skirted compartment between the two rigid catamaran-type hulls. This provides an alternative solution to the planing hull/vee hull compromise: the air cushion reduces wave slam at high speeds while presenting a low-drag flat planing profile at the waterline.

    Not only are they fast, reaching over 60 knots (about 70 mph, though they're real speed is even greater, but classified), but they are stealthy too:

    To ensure stealth capabilities, anechoic coatings of radar absorbent materials (RAM) have been used in the load-bearing structures over large areas of the ship. This strategy leads to significant weight saving compared to the conventional construction technique of applying RAM cladding to the external surfaces. The ship's profile has a faceted appearance with no right angle structures and few orientations of reflective panels. Doors and hatches are flush with the surfaces and the windows are flush without visible coaming (edge of window aperture) and are fitted with radar reflective screens.

    The gun could use an update in my estimation, its constant protrusion can negate any positive stealth effects from front-side angles. Perhaps inspiration can be taken from Visby which has a stowable gun?

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    The gun pod is stealthy, but the gun itself, being a large cylinder isn't doing Skjold any favors:

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    Skjold's other weapons are hidden unless needed. This includes 12.7mm mounts:

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    And Skjold's teeth, the NSM:

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    Which might ruin your afternoon:

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    Pleasure cruise with the Norwegian Home Guard:

    HV-16 innsatsstyrke Anklet bordet Hurtigruten Rickard With under øvelsen Nivlheim

    Home Guard unit 16 quick reaction force Anklet borded Hurtigruten Rickard With during exercise Nivlheim

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    This last photo is the prototype Skjold (shield) Class Corvette circa 1999. She's easy to identify due to her lack of a mounted gun (the mount is still there).

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    P960 is an operational ship as well.
     
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    NORASOC/FSK during the Taliban Spring offensive in Kabul, April 2012
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    CSI Norway: MP Edition:cool:

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