Norway to Establish Northern Rapid Reaction Force

28 11 2013


The Norwegian Army has announced it will establish a professional rapid reaction force in northern Norway.

The basics of the new HRS north:

Rapid Response Force for developing Norwegian capabilities after Afghanistan

700 soldiers based in Setermoen in Troms county;

About half the 700 will be grenadiers: enlisted soldiers with leadership training & the rest are officers.

The core will be expanded from the current armored battalion, one cavalry consisting of mechanized infantry with CV90’s, Leopard 2’s, sharpshooters, and support.

Read more: Barents Observer – Norway Today – Dagbladet

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