For more than 30 years, Lockheed Martin has proudly partnered with Norway on a variety of global security programs and capabilities. Today, this partnership continues through new opportunities and industrial partnerships on programs such as the F-35.
Norway participates in the F-35 program as a Level 3 partner in the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase with a view to enabling its industry to compete for industrial opportunities. In November 2008, the Norwegian government chose the F-35 as the replacement aircraft for the F-16. Current plans call for 56 aircraft.
Major Programs include:
F-16- First delivered in 1979, Norway has received 74 aircraft. The Norwegian Air Force ordered Mid-life Upgrade kits in 1996 to install on the F-16 fleet at its own depot.
Sniper ATP - Setting the world standard for long-range target detection, Sniper advanced targeting pods help aircrews perform their missions at safe distances against heavily defended targets.
C-130- Norway operates the C-130 Hercules and four full C-130Js significantly enhancing Norway’s airlift capability.
P-3 Orion- This maritime patrol aircraft is undergoing an upgrade of its electronic surveillance systems and re-winging to keep it viable.
Aegis- Norway’s Navy includes five Aegis-equipped frigates, featuring the SPY-1 naval phased array radar as well as the MK 41 Vertical Launching SystemJavelin- This shoulder-fired anti-armour system has been used by Norway in combat in Afghanistan.
F-35 EOTS - The latest generation of infrared sensor technology, EOTS provides high-resolution imagery, automatic tracking, infrared-search-and-track, laser designation and range-finding, and laser spot tracking.