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Norway Military

Norway has been a member of NATO since the creation of the organization in 1949. Norway joined Euro NATO Training Engineer Centre (ENTEC) 1989 and the MILENG COE when it was established in 2009, maintaining a position in both organizations throughout.  

The motto of the Engineer Weapon is "Ubique Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt", meaning "Everywhere, Where Right and Glory Lead".

 

Norwegian Engineering Structure

In the past, the Engineers was called the Fortification Service, and was responsible for the construction and maintenance of fortresses. Today, it includes units which support the manoeuvre units within the categories of mobility, counter mobility, survivability and general engineering.

 

 

 Norwegian Engineers ensure that friendly forces are able to manoeuvre on the battlefield, by breaching mines and obstacles, constructing field roads and establishing bridges and ferries. They provide protection and survivability through camouflage and fortified positions. Engineers also prevent the adversary's movements by use of mines and demolition of roads and bridges.

 

 

Engineer School

The Engineer School is located at Rena in the southern part of Norway. Its mission is to train cadets, noncommissioned officers and officers for their current and future assignment in engineer units. The school also conducts doctrinal studies for employment and equipment within the fields of manoeuvre -, force- and geospatial support.

 

 

 

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Engineer Battalion

The Engineer Battalion is a combat support unit that will ensure that Brigade North arrives, regardless of obstacles. The unit has four companies in the North of Norway and two companies in the South of Norway. The engineering battalion consists of around 800 professionals and conscripts, and is equipped with both heavily armoured engineering equipment and light unarmored equipment, in addition to amphibious capacity.

 

 

The battalion can build bridges, reduce obstacles and conduct wet and dry gap crossing with boats and ferries. The battalion contributes to survival through CBRN (Chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear), construction of shelters and firing ranges, as well as training of snipers and sappers.

There are also MILENG units and staff in other places within the Armed Forces, such as the Joint Headquarters, Finnmark Land Defense, Army Staff, Brigade North, the National guard and the Royal Air Force.

 

 

Operations

Norwegian Engineers have been deployed worldwide since 1945, participating in UN-, EU- and NATO-operations. Currently there are Norwegian engineers in the Baltic states as part of the Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) and in the Middle East.