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    Germany will purchase naval strike missiles for some $1.19 billion from Norway.

    STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) — Germany has confirmed its intention to make an agreement with Norway on purchasing missiles for the German Navy, the Norwegian government said on Monday.

    "Germany plans to purchase a significant number of missiles for its navy. This gives big opportunities for Norwegian industry – both for the Konsberg company and for the Norwegian contractors," Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide said, as cited in the press release.

    According to the statement, Germany will purchase naval strike missiles for over 10 billion Norwegian krones ($1.19 billion) from Norway's Kongsberg Defence Systems company. No further details as to the period of supplies or the number of missiles were provided.

    On February 3, Norway announced strategic partnership with Germany, which implies in particular purchasing new submarines from the German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. Norway expects the shipment of four submarines to begin in 2019. The partnership also includes personnel training and technical maintenance of the submarines.

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