(Siku Circumpolar News, 5 August 2009) -- Norway has moved the headquarters of its armed forces from Oslo to the northern town of Bardufoss, part of a general strengthening of the country’s military capacities in its Arctic region, reports the Barents Observer. The moving comes as practically all key parts of the Norway's armed forces are moved to the northern parts of the country. The head command will operate from Reitan, a defense centre outside Bodø. Norway is also strengthening its military capacities in the region, with new modern frigates and the new fleet of fighter jets. The move, which was officially completed on August 3, is part of a major reform of the armed forces, Mil.ru says. This includes developing a slimmer, but more efficient military structure, the army leaders say.
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