Norway would spend $477 million on building the nation’s first anti-aircraft battery and modernizing its squadron of German Leopard 2 tanks amongst other defense projects,” Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide was quoted as saying on 29 April 2015.

According to the local media, the country’s defense experts have been recently calling for “more troops and better capabilities close to the Russian border” fearing to be “a small neighboring country to a superpower with global ambitions.”

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