The Norwegian authorities has determined to ship 50 to 60 additional Norwegian troopers to the NATO enhanced Ahead Presence (eFP) in Lithuania. The elevated Norwegian drive contribution was introduced by the Norwegian authorities Tuesday morning. The backdrop for this case is the tense safety scenario in and round Ukraine. The 50–60 additional troopers are based mostly in a mechanized infantry unit and they’ll be part of the present Norwegian drive in Lithuania. As of at this time, Norway has a mechanized infantry firm of about 150 troopers from the Norwegian Military’s Brigade Nord. This firm is a part of the NATO eFP Battlegroup Lithuania.

The brand new mechanized infantry unit and they’ll be part of the present Norwegian drive in Lithuania. (Photograph by Norwegian Armed Forces)

The eFP is a defensive and reassuring measure that emphasizes the Alliance’s will for collective defence. Norway has repeatedly contributed with forces to eFP for the reason that begin. The brand new Norwegian drive will deploy to Lithuania rapidly and initially for 3 months. The interval could be prolonged. The Norwegian Drive is predicated at a Lithuanian garrison within the city of Rukla, about 90 km outdoors the capital Vilnius. The Norwegians prepare and train along with troopers from Belgium, Iceland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Germany, and the host nation Lithuania. The contribution rotates between the Alliance’s member international locations.


Norwegian Army’s Brigade Nord - NATO eFP Battlegroup Lithuania.
Norwegian Military’s Brigade Nord – NATO eFP Battlegroup Lithuania. (Photograph by Norwegian Armed Forces)

“We wish to contribute to a strengthened Allied presence and safety within the Baltics to point out solidarity with our allies. For our half, that is finest carried out by strengthening the drive contribution we have already got in Lithuania. We’re experiencing a difficult safety scenario in Europe. The large Russian build-up round Ukraine, and the calls for on the USA and Europe, have modified the safety scenario in Europe. This additionally impacts Norway, and we’re following the scenario intently”, says Norwegian Minister of Defence, Odd Roger Enoksen.

 In 2022, the Armed Forces will have a mechanized company with a tank capacity of about 140 personnel.
In 2022, the Norwegian Armed Forces could have a mechanized firm with a tank capability of about 140 personnel. (Photograph by Norwegian Armed Forces)

Enhanced Ahead Presence (EFP) is a NATO-allied forward-deployed protection and deterrence navy drive in Central and Northern Europe. The Enhanced Ahead Presence, EFP, consists of 4 rotational, multinational battalion-size battle teams based mostly in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Poland. The Norwegian contribution is a part of a German-led multinational battalion. This posture in Central Europe via Poland and Northern Europe via Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania is in place to guard and reassure the safety of NATO’s Central and Northern European member states on NATO’s jap flank. Following Russia’s invasion of Crimea, NATO’s member states agreed on the 2016 Warsaw summit to ahead deploy 4 multinational battalion battle teams to areas more than likely to get attacked.