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The Norwegian-American Defense and Homeland Security Industry Council is a non-profit trade organization in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Our objective is to develop and strengthen cooperation between Norwegian and American industries, continuously search for opportunities, and facilitate stronger bilateral ties, while encouraging a fair competitive environment in the US market.

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NADIC represents 90% of the Norwegian defense and security industrial base and our membership grows continuously.

We look forward to welcoming your company to NADIC, and we are excited for the cooperation that will help fuel new possibilities! Being part of NADIC gives your company the chance to become part of a unique ecosystem in Washinton DC, which helps catalyze growth and market opportunities. 

NADIC seeks to...

  • Promote Norwegian defense & security industrial base.

  • Help resolve disputes or issues that may affect and limit access to the US market.

  • Ensure that US government officials are informed of the unique capabilities of the Norwegian defense and security industrial base.

  • Provide NADIC members with supporting services for doing business in the US.

  • Host the annual Norwegian-American Defense Conference, which has become the most important bilateral summit between our two nations.

  • Provide national pavilions at key US trade shows.

  • Be an integral part of the "Team Norway" ecosystem to strengthen our footprint and leverage common goals

  • Help with access in the US market

  • Offer meeting/office/event space through House of NADIC

A glance at NADIC activities

The most important bilateral defense summit between Norway and the US. Hosted in DC by NADIC in collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy,  it brings top-level speakers from key areas such as the industry, militaries, governments and academia along with over 200+ participants. The conference also provides an arena for B2B & B2G matchmaking series for NADIC members.


Tradeshows and Pavillions

NADIC facilitates pavilions at several tradeshows in the US, currently including but not limited to:

  • AUSA: largest land power expo in North America

  • Sea Air Space: the largest maritime expo in the US

  • SOF Week: Premier conference for SOF community to interact with industry & top SOCOM leadership.

  • As well as ShotShow, AUVSI XPO, and more...

Seminars, Receptions, Dinners and Events

NADIC regularly hosts, co-hosts or participates in events together with Team Norway - the Norwegian Embassy, the Defense Attache Office, Innovation Norway, FSi, NorCham, and more. As a part of NADIC, you are invited to participate. NADIC also hosts dinners and receptions to encourage its members to network, often together with other Team Norway partners and various key international partners.


Hacking 4 Allies


Hacking 4 Allies (H4A) is a collaborative innovation program between the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Innovation Norway and BMNT Inc. – supported over the last two years by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and its Defense Attaché Office, the Norwegian General Consulate in San Francisco and the Norwegian-American Defense Industry Council (NADIC).

H4A sources problems common to both the U.S. and Norwegian national security and defense, and uses Hacking 4 Defense (H4D) methodology to help Norwegian technology start-ups address these problems. This is achieved through training & coaching, connection with the problem owner (end users), iterative problem-solving techniques, and introductions to relevant investor-, acquisition- and R&D communities in the U.S.

House of NADIC


In the heart of Washington DC Metropolitan Area, House of NADIC offers office space, meeting space and event space for its members and Norwegian companies looking to increase their presence in the United States and catalyze growth and new opportunities. 

House of NADIC membership is available to Norwegian companies looking to have a presence in Washington DC, and needing a space to host clients, partners and colleagues for meetings/events as well as office desk space. 

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