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Euronaval 2016: Norway to push for coast guard vessels

15th October 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The Norwegian government this week followed up from June’s long term defence plan with a 2017-budget that involves an increase in the funding level for the Norwegian Armed Forces and an earlier push to secure new coast guard vessels.

The budget proposes a NOK 1.9 billion ($280 million) increase year on year, of which NOK 1.14 billion addresses specific measures recommended by the defence plan.

Significantly, the budget also for the first time includes funding increases specifically intended to address the cost growth of military equipment, which consistently exceeds that of civilian sectors. 

One recommendation was for the accelerated purchase

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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