- Defence analysis
- Cost analysis
- Security policy
The Analysis Division and enjoys a close collaborative relationship with sister organisations in several countries.
The division carries out a broad spectrum of analyses to aid the Norwegian Armed Forces in long term defence planning and the decision making process. Its purpose is to advise Armed Forces concerning the organisation’s future structure, composition and operations as the needs of the respective branches adapt to changing security challenges. The work in the division covers all aspects of defence analyses, including cost analyses, effectiveness analysis, computer simulation, war gaming, broad studies of future technologies, security policy studies and scenario development.
The division performs cost effectiveness analyses as part of defence analyses or in support of acquisitions of specific weapon systems. It also performs studies of vulnerabilities of the critical infrastructure of an increasingly interconnected society and recommends measures to reduce this vulnerability. Most of the security policy studies perform research about the threat from terrorism and countermeasures against it.
The Analysis Division also assists the Ministry of Defence by providing counsel on business policy and industrial strategy in connection with materiel procurements for the Armed Forces, military offset schemes and international collaborations on military materiel.
Projects span a number of different fields of expertise, ranging from mathematics and science to economics and security policy. A number of military officers are assigned to the division’s various projects at any given time, anchoring its analytic work firmly to the Armed Forces and making full use of the vital expertise and perspective brought to the projects by military professionals.
Division Director: Espen Skjelland
Tel: + 47 63 80 77 00 (77 01)