Arctic Warrior Experiment

The Arctic Warrior Experiment (AWE) explores new solutions to increase warfighters’ capabilities in cold weather operations.

The Special Operations Research and Development (SORD) project at FFI and the Norwegian Special Operations Command (NORSOCOM) organize AWE.  

The AWE is a technical experiment (TE) modeled after US SOCOMs TE.The main purpose of this event is to challenge industry and the research community to develop new concepts and military equipment that increase the winter warfighters’ capabilities in an Arctic environment. Another important purpose is to enable SOF warfighters from US, UK, CAN, AUS, NZ, SWE, DK and FIN to share experiences, discuss concepts and participate in experiments and demonstrations of new arctic capabilities.

AWE 2022 is cancelled

At this time, national COVID measures does not allow us to host AWE22 as intended. We are sorry to inform you that AWE 2022 is cancelled. We will discuss possibilities for an AWE 2023, but the initial search and selection criteria for future partners may be subject to change. 

If you were registered for attendance and have not received an email about the cancellation, please let us know by sending us an email. We will then send you information on how we can help you expose you technology to military attendees in another way.

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Vinterkledte soldater poserer foran snøskuter med nordlys på himmelen bak
Soldiers from Telemark Battalion during exercise Joint Viking 2017.