Andøya Space og SAMSKAP arrangerer mulighetsseminar på Andøya Space mandag 7. november 2022.
Norsk romvirksomhet er en betydelig næring og har et stort potensial for videre vekst og utvikling. Stortinget har i flere stortingsmeldinger gitt klare føringer på økt satsing på romvirksomhet i årene framover. Også Hurdal-plattformen gir tydelige politiske føringer og forventninger om økt satsing på Norge som romnasjon, og Nordland fylkeskommune og Andøy kommune/SAMSKAP har space som prioritert område i sitt nærings- og utviklingsarbeid.
Etableringen av Andøya Spaceport er et taktskifte i utviklingen av norsk romindustri. Etableringen gir mange nye muligheter for norske og internasjonale selskaper til å ta i bruk verdensrommet innenfor mange nye anvendelsesområder. Satellittbasen vil ha stor betydning for utdanning, forskning, innovasjon og oppbygging av industriell kapasitet i Norge.
I tillegg til etableringen av satellittbasen, er SAMSKAP og Andøya Space opptatt av å presentere utviklingsmuligheter også i flere av de øvrige virksomhetsområdene i Andøya Space, – og som vil kunne gi betydelige ringvirkninger for Andøy-samfunnet, Vesterålen og Nordland.
Seminaret samler ca 50 inviterte deltakere fra bl.a. Andøy kommune, Innovasjon Norge og Nordland fylkeskommune.
Ta kontakt med Samfunns- og myndighetskontakt Arne Hjalmar Hansen for mer informasjon om seminaret
Andøya Space Defence has signed a cooperation agreement with Airbus Defence and Space for live firing training support of Air Defenders: Army, Navy and Air Forces.
Airbus Direct Target UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) will be the choice for live firing training at the unique range of Andøya in North Norway.
The ground support infrastructure for the Airbus Target System will be integrated in Andøya and its personnel will have the capability to operate the Airbus target drones on their own or together with Airbus resources.
– Combining the unique capabilities of Airbus and Andøya, a turnkey solution is now available. This cooperation represents a higher capability for Air Defence training, based on our innovative Direct Target UAV platform. The cooperation is a role model for the support of the worldwide Air Defence Forces, says Frank Härtel, Head of Airbus Target Systems and Services.
– As a part of the continuous development of the range services, Andøya Space Defence has been searching for a partner to support and provide the Aerial Target Systems. Our experience over the last years is that Airbus is an ideal partner for our expansion of the services. This cooperation will greatly improve our capabilities, says Gunnar Jan Olsen, President of Andøya Space Defence.
Airbus Defence and Space Target Services
The Target Systems and Services department of Airbus Defence and Space provides realistic support for Air Defenders in live firing exercises. For more than 22 years Direct Aerial Target drones are produced and the cost-effective service of realistic air threat is provided in training scenarios.
Andøya Space Defence
Andøya Space Defence is a versatile Test Range used for a variety of missions. Andøya Space Defence is the only advanced Test and Training Range in Norway for advanced testing and is in many respects unique in Nordic waters. The range is used on a regular basis for large exercises with multinational defence task forces.
Please contact Gunnar Jan Olsen, President of Andøya Space Defence.
Andøya Space og Sundt Air Holding går sammen om en nyetablering på dronesiden for å spisse kompetansen og øke konkurranseevnen i fremtidens marked. Det nye selskapet skal hete Tiepoint og skal eies 50/50 av Andøya Space og Sundt Air.
– Tiepoint vil bli en sterk aktør innenfor det europeiske dronemarkedet på komplekse og avanserte droneoperasjoner med tyngre droner, sier den nye lederen, Mats Mikalsen Kristensen, som i dag er Vice President for Andøya Space Unmanned.
Andøya Space og Sundt Air har gjennom en årrekke samarbeidet tett om forskjellige droneprosjekt innen maritim overvåkning, sertifisering og ombygging av droner. Nå tas dette samarbeidet til et nytt nivå: Andøya Space Unmanned skilles ut fra Andøya Space AS og går inn i et fellesforetak sammen med Sundt Air Holding AS.
Vekst innen droner
– Vi har hatt en meget god vekst på dronefeltet de siste årene, sier Ketil Olsen, administrerende direktør i Andøya Space. – For å spisse kompetansen ytterligere beholder vi nå alt av måldroner og undervisning i Andøya Space, mens den kommersielle sivile delen skilles ut og går inn i det nye foretaket med Sundt.
– Tiepoint vil naturlig nok ha solid forankring på Andøya selv om vi rent fysisk også skal etablere oss på Geiteryggen i Skien, forteller Mats Mikalsen Kristensen. – Dette er på ingen måte slutten på droneeventyret i Andøya Space.
Riktig tidspunkt for samarbeid
Andøya Space er en ledende droneaktør og har lang erfaring med avanserte operasjoner innenfor både det sivile og militære markedet, og leverer også operativ støtte til beredskapsenheter. Sundt Air er på sin side ledende på maritim overvåkning med bemannede fly. I fremtiden er det forventet at større droner vil ta over mer og mer av denne typen overvåkning, samtidig som kravene til sertifisering av droner vil bli de samme som for fly.
Kombinasjonen av kompetanse og kapasitet, på dronesiden fra Andøya og flyovervåkning fra Sundt Air, gjør at et felles foretak vil stå usedvanlig sterkt til å levere fremtidens løsninger for luftbåren overvåkning, kartlegging og inspeksjonstjenester.
– Som ledende aktør innen maritim overvåkning med fly i norske og danske farvann ser vi det som strategisk viktig å inngå et samarbeid med Andøya Space for å imøtekomme dagens og morgendagens behov, sier Tor Bratli, CEO i Sundt Air. – Sundt Air og Andøya Space har som målsetting å bli en sterk og kompleks leverandør av overvåkningstjenester fra forskjellige plattformer.
Om Sundt Air Holding
Sundt Air Holding AS er selskap som invester i luftartsrelatere virksomheter. Selskapet er 100% eier av selskapene Sundt Air AS, Sundt Air Management AS, Sundt Air Executive Handling AS. Selskapet har også betydelige eierandeler i Pegasus Helicopter AS, Aviation Engeniering AS og Nor Aviation Eiendom AS. Datterselskapet Sundt Air ble etablert i 1997 og er et norsk selskap som driver oppdragsflyving for næringsliv, politikere og privatpersoner med fly som i hovedsak eies av selskap tilhørende norske næringslivstopper, samt kystovervåkning og inspeksjonsflyvninger med egne spesialtilpassede fly.
Om Andøya Space
Andøya Space er et norsk selskap innen aerospace. Selskapet setter forskere i stand til å utforske atmosfæren ved hjelp av raketter, ballonger, ubemannede fly og avanserte bakkebaserte instrumenter, og ingeniører i stand til å teste ut ny teknologi innenfor aerospace og forsvar. Andøya Space utdanner og inspirerer neste generasjon forskere og ingeniører, og arbeider nå for å etablere en europeisk oppskytningsbase for små satellitter i Norge.
The board of Andøya Space has, after a thorough process, decided to appoint acting CEO Ketil Olsen to the position on a permanent basis.
When former CEO Odd Roger Enoksen was appointed Minister of Defense in October 2021, the then Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Andøya Space, Ketil Olsen, stepped into the role of acting CEO at short notice. The vacant position was advertised at the same time, and after a thorough process, the board has now decided to hire Olsen permanently in the position.
– We are very pleased to announce that Ketil Olsen has agreed to continue at the helm of Andøya Space on a permanent basis, says Rasmus Sunde, chairman of the group. – We have carried out a structured and comprehensive process where several external applicants have also been considered, but concluded that Olsen is the best candidate.
Sunde highlights both Olsen’s previous management experiences both nationally and internationally as well as the intimate knowledge of Andøya Space as a reason why the choice fell on him.
– Olsen is an experienced leader and can point to good results both in previous positions and from his time in Andøya Space, Sunde explains. – The position requires solid abilities for communication, cooperation and the ability to keep a cool head under pressure when we are now one of the first in Europe to establish a launch base for small satellites and further develop our other business areas. We are confident that Ketil has the qualities needed to meet the company’s challenges and that he, together with the rest of the organization, will deliver the results the board expects.
About Andøya Space
Andøya Space is a Norwegian aerospace company. The company enable scientists to explore the atmosphere using rockets, balloons, unmanned aerial vehicles and advanced ground-based instruments. The company also enable aerospace and defence engineers to test out new technologies. Andøya Space educates and inspires the next generation of researchers and engineers, and is now working to establish a European launch base for small satellites in Norway.
Andøya Spaceport and INNOSPACE has signed a memorandum of understanding to launch into polar and sun-synchronous orbits from Norway.
INNOSPACE was established in 2017 and is headquartered in South Korea, providing manufacturing and engineering services for aerospace and defence contractors.
The company is developing a series of satellite launch vehicles named Hanbit.
– This MoU with INNOSPACE shows how Andøya Spaceport is able to attract the attention of commercial companies world-wide, says Ingun Berget, President of Andøya Spaceport. – We are very excited to have INNOSPACE onboard as we move forward with the launch site construction.
– Andoya Spaceport is really the ideal location for launches towards polar and sun-synchronous orbits, says Dr. Soojong Kim, CEO of INNOSPACE. – Selecting strategic locations around the world brings us closer to our customers.
About Andøya Spaceport
Andøya Spaceport is a 100 % owned subsidiary of Andøya Space, focusing on providing a launch site and related services for companies who wish to launch small satellites into polar and sun-synchronous orbits.
For more information, please contact Ingun Berget, president, Andøya Spaceport.
Første spadetak nærmer seg. Andøya Spaceport har signert samspillkontrakt med tre entreprenører for utbyggingen på Nordmela.
Andøya Spaceport har den siste uka signert samspillkontrakter med tre entreprenører: Sortland Entreprenør AS og Karstein Kristiansen Entreprenør AS (SEKK) og Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner AS (LNS), og sammen skal de stå for første fase av romhavn-utbyggingen på Nordmela.
– Andøya Space vil ikke bare gi høyteknologiske arbeidsplasser knyttet til oppskytninger, sier Ketil Olsen, konstituert daglig leder for Andøya Space. – Det er også viktig for oss at romhavnprosjektet vil gi en rekke ringvirkninger i form av arbeidsplasser og verdiskapning for samfunnet ellers.
Unikt samarbeid mellom tidligere konkurrenter
Utbyggingen omfatter oppskytingsplattform med tilhørende konstruksjoner og fundamenter, bygg for montering, integrering og testing av raketter, samt bygg for launch og mission control som oppskytingene vil styres fra. I tillegg kommer nødvendige støttekonstruksjoner og infrastruktur.
Sortland Entreprenør AS og Karstein Kristiansen Entreprenør AS skal sammen sørge for bygg og anleggsarbeider. SE og KK er til vanlig bedre kjent som konkurrenter, men på grunn av utbyggingens størrelse sier de det var helt naturlig å samarbeide om dette. – Sammen har vi den nødvendige kunnskapen, kapasiteten og tilstedeværelsen som skal til for å kunne levere et best mulig resultat for Andøya Space, sier Kjetil Rønning Hansen, daglig leder i KK.
LNS skal stå for grunnarbeidene, utfylling og betongarbeidet relatert til den første oppskytningsrampen. De tre entreprenørene har fått ansvar for utbyggingens første fase. Byggingen har planlagt oppstart tidlig i 2022, og skal sørge for at bygg og anleggsarbeider ferdigstilles i tide til første oppskyting mot slutten av 2022.
Andøya Space strengthens its executive team by selecting Tore Østby as the chief financial officer.
Tore brings extensive leadership and strategic experience from a variety of industries to Andøya Space, says CEO Ketil Olsen. – We look forward to him joining the executive team at Andøya in these exciting times as we grow our business in several areas. A confident and experienced management team with the right mindset is vital for Andøya Space to succeed in the years ahead.
Mr. Østby has previously held positions within Norwegian Air Shuttle, Nordea Markets, Handelsbanken and Orkla, primarily working in the finance sector for the past thirty years. At Norwegian Air Shuttle he held positions such as acting CFO and executive vice president for strategic development.
He is a certified European Financial Analyst from the NHH Norwegian School of Economics, and he also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Norwegian Business School BI.
In his new role he will be reporting to CEO Ketil Olsen.
-I am looking forward to join Andøya Space and be part of the team to develop one of the leading European spaceports and to strengthen Norway as an important space nation. I am very excited to meet all my news colleagues and contribute to building on the great history at Andøya Space, says Tore Østby
He will join the company January 1st, 2022.
About Andøya Space
Andøya Space provides services to science and engineering communities worldwide and enables customers to safely test, launch, fly, research, gain new knowledge, and to create new technologies that benefits our society. Andøya Space has almost 60 years of experience in the development of payloads and sensor technologies for sounding rockets, ground-based instrumentation, unmanned aircraft and is in the process of establishing a launch site for small satellites at Andøya.
The board of Andøya Space has appointed Ketil Olsen as interim CEO of Andøya Space. He has worked as Chief Operating Officer (COO) since 2020, and starts in the new role immediately today, October 14th, 2021.
Olsen will succeed Odd-Roger Enoksen, who has agreed to become Minister of Defence in the new Norwegian government.
– Olsen is an experienced leader with good results from various positions in the Norwegian Department of Defence and defence staff, as well as international positions in NATO. Olsen has led tactical as well as operational and strategical military units. With experience from international service and spending almost ten years in NATO, he has gained a large network and is well familiar with the challenges and benefits of working with other nationalities, says chairman Rasmus Sunde.
The board is very pleased that Olsen’s long and solid experience will benefit Andøya Space immediately. The company strategy stays the same as Andøya Space enters a challenging yet exciting period: Last week the company received the final ‘GO’ from the government to build a launch site for small satellites on Andøya.
– Enoksen has had a clear vision and strategy for Andøya Space, and the investment into space, for many years, which has provided great results. The company has delivered profitable growth under the leadership of Enoksen, while at the same time successfully secured its sectorial-policy objectives. The company is well positioned to further develop this through its competent employees. The board wants to thank Odd Roger for the cooperation and his effort for the company throughout the years, and to wish him the best of luck as a minister, says chairman Sunde.
Business as usual
– Our focus on space will continue with local, regional, and national investment together with international actors. We will follow up on the expectations and goals put forward by the Norwegian government in the best way possible. Together we will establish and run a spaceport at the same time as we continue our work within sounding rockets, drones, space education, and test center activities, Olsen concludes.
The Board of Director will immediately start the process of appointing a permanent CEO.
Ønsker du å få melding på SMS når veien gjennom Oksebåsen stenger eller fareområdene i sjøen utenfor Andøya Space aktiveres? Det får du nå muligheten til.
Andøya Space lanserer denne uken to ulike tjenester for varsling på SMS: Den ene gir deg beskjed på SMS hver gang veien i Oksebåsen eller Børvågen av sikkerhetsmessige årsaker må stenges. Den andre varsler deg om aktivering av fareområder sjø.
– Både fiskere og andre har etterspurt SMS-varsling, så dette tror vi vil bli tatt godt imot, sier Ketil Olsen, Chief Operating Officer ved Andøya Space. – Men hvis du er ute etter siste nytt om hva som skjer hos oss, må du se på våre nettsider og sosiale medier. SMS-tjenestene vil kun gi deg informasjon om fareområder.
Bruk av tjenesten
Varslingstjenesten er delt opp i to ulike abonnement: Én med informasjon om stenging av vei, og én med informasjon om fareområder sjø. Ønsker du informasjon om begge deler, må du melde deg på begge tjenestene.
Det er gratis å motta meldinger, og Andøya Space vil varsle abonnenter på tjenesten både noen dager i forkant og når fareområdene aktiveres. I tillegg vil det bli sendt ut beskjed dersom en aktivitet er utsatt eller avlyst, og det igjen er trygt å ferdes i området.
For å få varsler som gjelder stenging av vei, sender du en SMS med <ANDØYASPACE VEI START> til 2252. For å motta varsler om fareområder sjø, sender du <ANDØYASPACE SJØ START> til 2252. For å melde deg av de to abonnementene sender du <ANDØYASPACE SJØ STOPP> og <ANDØYASPACE VEI STOPP> til 2252.
Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) has signed a contract with Norway’s Andøya Space, securing one of the most coveted launch sites in Europe.
“This agreement secures launch capacity to cover the first years of operation for us. We are very happy that Europe’s most advanced rocket launch complex is partnering with us. We have everything in place now from launch site, over customers to traction on the development program to get the first launch campaign going”, says Jörn Spurmann, Chief Commercial Officer of RFA. “Flexible access to space from continental Europe aids RFA in offering its customers the best and most cost-effective launch service for their payloads.”
“A partnership with Rocket Factory is another big milestone for the European New Space Industry”, says Odd Roger Enoksen, CEO and President of Andøya Space. “We look forward to supporting their ambitious launch cadence from our spaceport. Our relationship with RFA has grown strong through the past years and we are particularly proud that RFA continues to be part of our vision to create a competitive European New Space industry.”
“Andøya’s unique location allows us to offer a flexible, ultra-competitive launch service for orbital inclinations ranging from 87 to 108 degrees. The launch site is easily accessible within Europe and can help to strengthen our space launch industry”, Stefan Brieschenk, Chief Operational Officer of RFA added.
Andøya Space got their zonal area approval September 2020 and have permit for 30 launches per year from their new spaceport 35 km south of the existing launch site. The spaceport’s location, 69 degrees north and above the Arctic circle on the coastline of Andøya in Nordland county has a flightpath that ensures a trajectory whose ground track does not cross populated areas. Andøya Space, provides launch pads, payload integration facilities as well as the technical infrastructure on site.
About Andøya Space
Andøya Space has provided launch services for sounding rockets since 1962. The company is also involved in scientific ground-based instrumentation, unmanned aircraft, space education and testing/verification of new technologies. Andøya Space is from 2022 expanding its portfolio to include a launch site for small satellites to polar and sun-synchronous orbit. Andøya Space AS is 90 % owned by The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries.
Rocket Factory was founded in 2018 by Jörn Spurmann and Stefan Brieschenk, investor Hans Steininger and German satellite company OHB SE. The goal of the start-up is to develop a launch vehicle prototype by the end of 2022, which will lift satellites into low-Earth orbit on a weekly basis at unrivalled prices. Rocket Factory aims for exponential growth in the booming New Space market. The start-up’s goal is to combine highest system performances with ultra-low-cost manufacturing and design principles. Rocket Factory will deliver satellites precisely into orbit with a unique orbital transfer vehicle, thinking space transportation from the satellite and customer point of view. The launcher will offer an end-to-end solution with its last mile delivery service. The launch vehicle combines three key competitive advantages: ultra-low-cost architecture, precise in-orbit delivery and superior propulsion technology. The start-up has established itself in Augsburg and currently has a team of 85 (as of February 2021) New Space veterans from 25 different nationalities, with a demonstrated track-record established in international launch vehicle development projects.
The first fully privately-financed European launch vehicle bringing satellites into low Earth orbit, Isar Aerospace’s Spectrum rocket, will launch from Norway: Isar Aerospace has signed an agreement with Norwegian Andøya Space to secure exclusive access for a period of up to twenty years to one of its launch pads on the island Andøya.
As a launch site operator, Andøya Space provides launch pads, payload integration facilities as well as the technical infrastructure on site.
– We are very happy and proud that we were able to secure our dedicated launch pad on Andøya, the best funded spaceport in continental Europe. The length and the exclusive nature of this agreement enables us to provide long-term turnkey launch solutions from European soil, says Daniel Metzler, CEO of Isar Aerospace. – The exclusivity provides us and, even more importantly, our clients with the greatest flexibility and planning security to bring small and medium satellites into earth’s orbit at any time with maximum flexibility and cost-efficiency.
Given its location far north at a coastline, Andøya Space can offer launch inclinations ranging from 87.4 to 108 degrees. These are favorable for sun synchronous as well as polar orbits. The flightpath ensures a trajectory whose ground track does not cross populated areas.
– This partnership is a big milestone for the European New Space industry as we will see the first satellite launches ever from a European start-up from European soil. We believe this is just the beginning of delivering on a global demand for launch capacities in Europe. It is with pleasure that we announce our partnership with Isar Aerospace which for us is expected to be one of the winners in this market in the coming years. We strongly believe in joint European initiatives and are proud to be part of this great space endeavor with Isar Aerospace, says Odd Roger Enoksen, CEO and President of Andøya Space.
Andøya Space has a long history in the suborbital launch business. Since the first launch of a civilian, suborbital research rocket in 1962, around 1.200 launches of sounding rockets and long duration balloons have taken place at Andøya. The company is now in the process of establishing a new launch site on Andøya island for small and medium satellites for polar and sun-synchronous orbits.
Isar Aerospace has been developing its Spectrum launch vehicle with a payload of over 1.000 kilograms including proprietary propulsion systems. With a pragmatic engineering approach, highly automated in-house manufacturing and a simple design, Isar Aerospace will reduce the costs of each rocket launch drastically. The founder-led company ensured that almost the entire value creation is carried out in-house for maximum flexibility. The total funding amounting to more than USD 100m stems almost exclusively from European investors.
About Isar Aerospace
Isar Aerospace, based in Ottobrunn/Munich, develops and builds launch vehicles for transporting small and medium-sized satellites as well as satellite constellations into earth’s orbit. The company was founded in 2018 by Daniel Metzler, Josef Fleischmann and Markus Brandl. Since then, it has grown to more than 120 employees from around 30 nations with many years of hands-on rocket knowhow as well as experience within other high-tech industries. The company is privately financed by former SpaceX VP Bulent Altan as well as world-leading Venture Capital firms including Airbus Ventures, Apeiron, Earlybird, HV Capital, Lakestar, UVC Partners and Vsquared Ventures.
Andøya Space has provided launch services for sounding rockets since 1962. The company is also involved in scientific ground-based instrumentation, unmanned aircraft, space education and testing/verification of new technologies. Andøya Space is from 2022 expanding its portfolio to include a launch site for small satellites. Andøya Space AS is 90% owned by The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries.
Do you have questions about the Norwegian spaceport?
To clarify who we are and what we do, we are renaming the subsidiaries NAROM and Andøya Test Center (ATC). The new names Andøya Space Education and Andøya Space Defence highlights their areas of expertise and their connection to the Andøya Space brand.
Andøya Space Education
Andøya Space Education represents the educational part of Andøya Space. Thousands of people are every year inspired by the educational programs we offer, and our visitor center attracts both space-interested pupils as well as tourists.
Formerly known as NAROM, Andøya Space Education was established twenty years ago to increase recruitment to science, technology and Norwegian space activities. Although the name has been changed, we will continue as a national center to inspire and educate the next generation of scientists and engineers with mandate and funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.
Andøya Space Defence
In 1997 a test center was established in connection to the sounding rocket launch site at Andøya. The area surrounding the island, and the already established technical infrastructure, enables Andøya Space Defence to perform complex tests of weapon systems.
Andøya Space Defence will continue to offer a state-of-the-art civilian test range for military capabilities.
Andøya Space is leading in its field both when it comes to testing, drones, sounding rockets and space-related education. Our logo is a stamp of quality, and we will continue to deliver quality services within technology, testing and knowledge in many years to come.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Andøya Space are forming a new partnership that will support Norway’s plan to become a leading autonomous aircraft test center and establish the first dedicated spaceport for launching satellites in Europe.
The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) aims to expand the capability of the Andøya Space to conduct complex testing and experimentation for the Norwegian Armed Forces and NATO. The agreement will also expand the capability of the Andøya Space to provide affordable medium-launch services to new government and commercial customers throughout Europe.
– This partnership will help Norwegian industry advance indigenous capabilities to accelerate growth in autonomous aerial systems and space launches, said Maria Laine, Boeing vice president of International Strategic Partnerships. – The scale, scope and strategic value of our collaboration opportunities, like this one with the Andøya Space, reinforces our strategic partnership with Norway and demonstrates our commitment to keeping the promises we make.
Located on the island of Andoya in northern Norway, 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, the Andoya Space is well suited for arctic testing of advanced technological systems, launched from air, sea or land. First established nearly 60 years ago, the test center is equipped with the latest of telemetry and tracking systems.
Under the new agreement with Boeing, the test center will be expanded through the acquisition of new test bed aircraft and deployment of the Integrated Remote Sensing for the Arctic (IRSA) network. The network includes an embedded command and control system provided as a technical transfer from Boeing. The IRSA network will connect the Andoya Space to dedicated test sites in countries across the Arctic.
– To partner with Boeing with a special focus on advanced testing and autonomous aerial systems is a major step towards our strategic goals. This agreement will greatly improve our capabilities through the acquisition of aerial platforms for test and development activities, said Gunnar Jan Olsen, CEO of Andøya Space Defence, subsidiary of Andøya Space.
The new agreement with Andøya Space will support Boeing’s tailored industrial participation plan related to the acquisition of five P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft by the Norwegian Armed Forces in 2017.