Defence & Security by Norway Exports

Norway Exports is a publication series that gives you an overview of leading Norwegian exporters as well as information about sectors, regions & trends. You can read, download or order publications – all for free.

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Norway plays a significant big role in global security and the production of defence products.

Norwegian exports of defence equipment and products are showing strong growth, increasing from NOK 2.9 billion in 2005 to about 4.8 billion in 2009. Over the period from 2008 to 2009 alone, the exports rose by around 17 percent. The high growth is due both to the fact that the Norwegian defence industry is highly competitive and to the constructive relationship that exists between the armed forces and industry.

It this issue we present you with a brief overview of the most important organizations as well as a series of articles to give you a more in-depth understanding of Norway’s present focus and activities. In the second half of the magazine you will find cutting-edge Norwegian companies within that provide their products or services on the global market.

Norwegian Trends, Innovations & Cutting-edge Companies
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