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Armies of the world. Norway

Population: 4 487 thousand people. The military budget is 2,8 billion dollars (2001). The regular forces are 26 700 people (including National Guard). The reserve - 222 000 people, including land forces - 89 000, air force - 25 000, naval forces - 25 000, Heimwerh - 83 000. Recruitment for the army - draft. Hitch - 12 months. Mobilization resources - 1,1 million people, including 917,3 thousand able-bodied men.

Land forces: 14 700 people, 2 commands (in Southern and Northern Norway), 4 district commands, 1 reduced infantry division, 3 detached infantry battalions (of them 1 ranger and 1 royal guard battalion), frontier troops, 14 territorial regiments, in reserve - 20 battalions (17 infantry, 3 ranger), 1 artillery battalion, 10 infantry and 1 engineer company.

Arms: 170 tanks Leopard-1, 157 infantry fighting vehicles, 189 armored troop carriers, 184 field artillery guns (including 126 155 mm self-propelled guns M 109AZ), 2517 84 mm recoilless guns Karl Gustav, 12 MLRS, 450 81 mm mortars, 320 antitank missile systems Toy, 424 antitank missile systems Eric, 252 20 mm antiaircraft guns Rh-202 (102 mothballed), 300 portable surface-to-air missile systems RBS-70 (120 of them are mothballed).

Air force: 5 000 people (including 3 200 in service for a fixed period), 61 war-planes, combat helicopters are not available. Tactical elements: 4 fighter and bomber air squadrons, 1 pilotless vehicle squadron, 1 transport air squadron, 1 SAR helicopter squadron, 10 SAM batteries NASAMS, 6 SAM batteries RB-70. Planes and helicopters: 15 F-5 (A and B), 58 F-16 (A and B), 6 Р-ЗС and N, 6 C-130H, 3 Falcon-20H, 3 DHC-6, 15 MT-15, 18 Bell 412SP, 12 Sea King Mk43B, 6 Lynx Mk86.

Naval forces: 6 100 people (including 3 300 in service for a fixed period), 2 regional commands (in Southern and Northern Norway), 7 naval districts. Navy: 10 submarines (6 Ula, 4 Kobben), 3 frigates with guided missiles Oslo, 15 missile boats (14 Hawk, Skeld), 3 destroyers (2 Vidar, 1 Tur), 9 minesweepers (4 Oksey, 5 Alta), 5 tank landing ships, 20 storm-boats, 1 reconnaissance ship, 2 training ships, 1 mother ship, 2 diving vessels, 1 торпедолов, 2 towboats, 1 royal yacht.

Coastal command: 160 people, 17 pieces of ordnance (6 75 mm, 3 120 mm, 6 127 mm, 2 150 mm), 9 rocket (ASMS RBS-17), 6 mine and 4 torpedo batteries. Coastguard: 270 people, 23 patrol ships (including 3 Nordcap).





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