Norwegian Armed Forces photos

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  1. Technofox

    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    This is exactly what it is. The first cadet will lay a plank, then stand on it. The second cadet will hand him a plank, which the first man will place on the ground without falling off the one he's standing on, and then proceed onto the second plank. The second cadet will get upon the first plank and be handed one by the third cadet, he'll then hand it to the first cadet without falling off of his, who'll place it on the ground and walk onto it. They'll repeat the process, picking up, putting down, and sifting spots until they cross out of the red boundary area, each without falling and only by walking upon the planks.

    Basically it's a team work exercise that sees cadets build a plank bridge across a boundary area, but with less planks then would be needed to cross, so they need to work together, picking up and putting down planks, to cross the boundary, slowly inching their way across.

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    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Standard issue Norwegian Army Knives (According to google)

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    I have a Mora from Sweden

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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    The USMC and NATO aren't the only ones training on Norwegian soil. The Norwegian Home Guard is undergoing training as well:

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    Critical thread requirement completed with Harlem Shake :p

     
  5. Technofox

    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    As Cold Response 2016 continues (be patient, photos will come soon), the Norwegian Home Guard QRF: Bjørn West (HV-09), is finishing up training exercises:

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    @Technofox I have few questions.

    -Is the Ops-core the new standard helmet of the Norwegian Armed Forces ? Because I see almost everyone are equipped with them.
    -Are you thinking about replacing your Bell 412s ?
    -Are you thinking about replacing your M113 fleet ?
    -A last question,not related to military,but is the Norwegian more similar to the Swedish or the Danish ? Can you guys understand each others,even if there might be differences ? Or is it the same language ?

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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    Yes it is standard issue military wide. The Ops-Core Fast Ballistic helmet is currently standard issue for Home Guard:

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    Regular:

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    And Special Operations units:

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    Not just thing about... they are being replaced. Currently Lynx:

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    And Sea King are priority replacements:

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    Bell 412 is being replaced at a later time due to lower priority:

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    The replacement for each of these birds is the NH90:

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    We want a replacement, but I don't know the status of the tender at this time. We seem to be stuck with the M113 for another 50 years.

    Swedish and Norwegian have different words, but the same sentence structure and grammatical rules, they're mutually intelligible. I can speak to SvenSvensonov in Norwegian and he respond in Swedish and we both know what the other is saying because of their closeness, even If we didn't know the word... which we do since we both speak Norwegian and Swedish.

    Danish culture might be similar to Swedish and Norwegian, but their language is too different. The words look similar to an extent, but their grammar and structure isn't like that of Norwegian or Swedish.

    Norwegian and Swedish can be though of as like English and American (of course it's a real language)... basically the same, but different words:D.

    English and German would be an analogy for Danish compared to the other Nordic languages. Not too close, but not hard to learn either.
     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    The Norwegian Home Guard has a peace time personnel number of 1,200. On high readiness there are 3,500 Rapid Reaction Force personnel, 25,000 "Strengthening Force" personnel and 20,000 "Follow-up Force" personnel. The total Home Guard Force is approximately 56,200.

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    These are Rapid Reaction Force troops, in these photos from HV-05 Grebe, which are better trained and armed then the rest of the Heimevernet (Home Guard):

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    *Innsatsstyrke means "battle group" or "task force" - typically HV-XX units are called task force, in this case Task Force Grebe.
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    Nice groups on those targets.
     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    Since I mentioned that the QRF/RRF units are better armed and trained then the rest of the HV, I thought I'd add some photos of some regular Home Guard units too:

    While the HK416N is standard issues military wide, including with the Home Guard, some HV units retain the AG3:
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    HV units are typically lesser equipped then the Norwegian Army. The exception is QRF/RRF forces. These are regular HV troops.
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    While they can be loaned to the Norwegian Army for international operations, the HV's main responsibility is civil defense. As such, they often cooperate with police units.
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    Yellow armband? This signifies these soldier have live ammo in their firearms.
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    All Home Guard units have a Rapid Reaction Force. This boat and soldier belong to HV-16 Claymore's QRF/RRF.
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    While lesser armed then the Norwegian Army, the Home Guard still packs some impressive kit. This includes helicopters.
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    And patrol boats, even for use by non-QRF/RRF units.
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    From seas to forests, from cities to valleys, from fjords to mountain peaks, there is an HV team for any terrain dedicated to the defense of Norwegian soil.
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    And from all threats. By sea, by air, by land. From guns or bombs.
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    Or chemical and biological warfare.
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    Our Home Guard stands ready to defend Norway from any and all threats.
     
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