Danish Defence agreement 2005–09

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Danish Defence agreement 2005–2009 (Danish: Forsvarsforlig 2005-2009) for the military of Denmark was signed June 10, 2004.

It calls for a significant reconstruction of the entire Danish military. At present, it is about 60% support structure and 40% combat operational capability, in the future, it will be 40% support structure and 60% combat operational capability, resulting in more combat soldiers and fewer 'paper'-soldiers. The reaction speed will be increased, with an entire brigade on standby readiness for global deployment; the military will retain the capability to deploy 2.000 soldiers in international service, or 5.000 for a short time span. The standard mandatory conscription is modified. Generally this means fewer conscripts, shorter service time for them and only those who choose to will continue into the reaction force system.

Highlights[edit]

Army[edit]

Airforce[edit]

  • Airbase Værløse will close.
  • Number of F16 fighters on NATO standby reduced from 12+12 to 8+8.
  • Four transport helicopters are signed up to NATO standby.
  • Number of F16 Fighters reduced from 60 to 48.
  • The ground–to-air defence DeHAwk disbanded.
  • Four additional large transport helicopters are acquired (marine versions), plus another Hercules airplane.

Navy[edit]

  • One Frigate (with helicopter) and one Patrol ship signed up to NATO standby.
  • Frømandskorpset increased to 90 men.
  • Navy basic training moved from Auderød to Frederikshavn.
  • A navy Sergeant school will be erected in Frederikshavn.
  • The navy’s entire submarine capability will be disbanded and also four of the fourteen Standard Flex 300 ships and some additional ships.
  • Three new ships are added.