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US, Norway agree on bilateral exchange of defense offerings

Defense representatives from the U.S. and Norway have signed a “security of supply arrangement” to solidify their partnership in exchanging defense products and services for national security, Defense News reported Friday.

Morten Tiller, national armaments director at the Norwegian Ministry of Defense, and Eric Chewning, deputy assistant undersecretary for manufacturing and industrial base policy at the Defense Department, sealed the agreement at the Norwegian-American Defense Conference.

The SoSA allows both countries’ defense departments to request priority delivery for their contracts and orders from companies under their jurisdiction.

Tiller said Norwegian firms will work to support U.S. authorities and prime contracts that demand security of supply arrangement in future contracts.

The partnership comes as the U.S. aims to strengthen its alliances under the new National Defense Strategy.

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