Interoperabilitet - kostnadsdriver og styrkemultiplikator
The main aim of this report is to analyse Interoperability (IO) of military forces and the consequences for Norway of more emphasise on IO, both nationally and in NATO. The first part of the report argues that IO is a more complicated matter than is generally realised and list eight main factors, or groups of factors. Many of these eight factors are interdependent. The second part looks into some of the consequences for NATO and Norway in particular of the increased emphasise on IO. One of the conclusions is that NATO needs a more operational approach to IO. Further more, if Norway wants her forces to reach a very high level of IO in NATO, much closer long term cooperation is needed with just a few of our allies. The main conclusion is that improved IO can certainly be a force multiplier, but will also lead to increased costs.