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Discussion in 'The Americas' started by Technofox, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Technofox

    Technofox Geeky fox MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    The Maritime Rangers have operational experience in ship search and seizure from the War in Iraq and NATO Operation Ocean Shield:

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    During Counter-Piracy OPs, the Norwegian Navy and allied forces usually get a hand from locally based aircraft, like this Norwegian P-3N:

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    As its name suggests, MJK is maritime oriented, but they get around.

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    This team assisted in the search and recovery of a downed C-130:

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    A Norwegian P-3C was also dispatched, with is rather out of the types element:

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    MJK is the Norwegian equivalent of the American SEALs and can be called upon for both transnational and domestic security concerns. The group has seen service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and likely in Libya and Syria as well.

    In the case of domestic usage, MJK can be mobilized if Emergency Response Unit teams (Beredskapstroppen - more on them later) are incapacitated or unable to respond to the threat.
     
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    Technofox Geeky fox MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    MJK shared VBSS operations with KJK - Kystjegerkommandoen - in near regional waters.

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    Like MJK, KJK has been deployed to Afghanistan.

    KJK, the Coastal Hunters, is being disbanned and a new special operations unit being created in its place. Members of KJK will be transferred to other special forces groups including MJK, FSK or MDK.
     
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    Another unit under the directive of the Marinens JegervÄpen, as KJK also belongs to (but MJK does not) is MDK - Minedykkerkommandoen - clearance divers. As with KJK, MJK or FSK, the name doesn't always translate into operational usage. The group is fully capable of conducting operations in any and all terrain or conditions:

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    During my selection process, the Navy pushed me towards its clearance diver program because of my strong swimming and diving proficiency. I chose the Air Force instead and become a member of the 330 SAR Squadron.
     
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    Interesting to note the figures given by @Technofox. I somehow support trimming of Indian forces conceptually, but then the topographical constraints preclude the possibility for the near future.

    On topic. Thanks @Technofox for amazing posts. Somehow, Nordic countries have not been on my 'Radar' to read up on. Shall be looking forward to learn from your posts here.

    @PARIKRAMA The photographs remind of the biting cold of our own High Altitude areas and sub-zero temperatures going to 40 below on a fair weather day in winters. And a certain Battle School where hours of run with Battle Load and Ice Craft at 10500 ft asl leaves a certain 'disdain' for snow and ice:cray:
     
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    Within the Norwegian police's Emergency Response Unit, the nation's SWAT and counter-terrorism team, exists an elite unit known by the call sign Delta. They are the elite of the elite and regularly train with Norwegian special forces, such as FSK.

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    :eek:!!

    Disdain for snow and ice:undecided:?

    I didn't even know those words could be put together in a sentence:wacko:.
     
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    No question members here have a rather varied opinion of it, not that I really care and would gladly tell you where you can stick your thoughts:biggthumpup:, but the Norwegian Air Force is transitioning to the F-35.

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    10 points to be awarded if you (or anyone else) can identify each picture:azn:.
     
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    The Norwegian Military includes the actual military, but also a Home Guard. The Home Guard, or HV, is a sizable, fully deployable force.

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    Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate - HNoMS Roald Amundsen
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    FSK/NORASOC operators during practice at Rena, Norway
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    Norwegian KJK operatives exercising in Harstad, Northern Norway
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    Swedish dog handler during an exercise in Norway 2014
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    Skjold-class corvette HNoMS Glimt in Northern Norway
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    Good Day to you! ;)
     
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    So they are responsible for homeland security? or border patrol?

    Good day to you!
     
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    Within the each HV group, an Innsatsstyrke exists. These "Task Forces" are the rapid response teams of the HV that are better trained, armed and equipped then the majority of the HV.

    Without knowing the difference, it's easy to mistake Innsatsstryke teams (this solider from HV-02 Derby) for the regular Norwegian Military.

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    All 17 NV groups, each responsible for a different sector of Norway, has a Quick/Rapid Response Team.

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    Have I mentioned women are allowed to serve in any role, in any branch so long as they meet the qualification? These soldiers are with HV-09 Bjorn West.

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    As you might expect from a group that is akin to a National Guard, the HV trains regularly with both Military and Civilian Police units.

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    I admire how well equipped they seem to be.

    Good Day!
     
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    Both. However Norway also has a dedicated Border Guard (and also a Kings Guard).

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    +10 points:happy:.
     
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    Tusen takk :cheers:
     

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