Speach by Minister of Defense, Frank Bakke-Jensen, at “Looking North”, a conference on security in the Arctic by the Atlantic Council (19.03.2021) Thank you, and it is a great pleasure to speak to you from my Arctic hometown of Tromsø. As my colleague, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, pointed out,Continue Reading

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper welcomed Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen to the Pentagon for talks on the U.S.-Norway partnership and the way forward for the NATO alliance. Bakke-Jensen and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited U.S. Marines and sailors in North Carolina and Virginia. Bakke-Jensen said he enjoyedContinue Reading

On May 22, three new F-35 aircraft landed at Ørland Air Base in Norway. Six aircraft are now on Norwegian soil. – Our new F-35s are a major investment and the most important acquisition to strengthen the defence capabilities of our Armed Forces, said Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen. By JanContinue Reading