To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Norway plans higher defence spending in 2023 amid modernisation push, Russian threat

6th October 2022 - 12:45 GMT | by Ben Vogel in London


Norway expects its fleet of 52 F-35As to be fully operational in 2025. (Photo: Norwegian MoD)

Norway expects to spend 9.8% more on defence in 2023, although the pace of investment in new equipment will be slower than in 2022.

The Norwegian government on 6 October announced a 9.8% year-on-year planned increase in the national defence budget to NOK75.8 billion, with an emphasis on investing in preparedness ‘and capability for operations in crisis and war in 2023’, said Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram.

He added: ‘The Armed Forces we have must work today.’

The proposed overall budget hike continues the trend of recent years, as the 2021 budget of NOK67.59 billion rose to NOK69.05 billion in 2022.

The ongoing Russian threat to European security also is reflected in the 2023 budget proposal with NOK1 billion allocated for continued

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Ben Vogel


Ben Vogel

Ben Vogel is News Editor for Shephard Media. He has almost 20 years' experience in …

Read full bio

Share to