The government wants to investigate a number of issues to strengthen the availability of personnel for the Armed Forces, Defense Minister Pål Jonson (M) announced at the ongoing security conference Society and Defense.

One of the things they want to investigate is an extension of basic training for conscripts. They also want to review the age limit for military service in the event of a heightened state of alert. Today, that obligation ends at the age of 47, and now that limit may be raised.

"There is a need to strengthen accessibility," says Pål Jonson at a press conference.

The inquiry will also examine whether conscripts can also be used for preparedness and other activities.

The Government also wants to review the conditions for employed personnel, including the current time limit for soldier employees.

The report is to be presented no later than 1 July 2025.