Denmark Will Join NATO’s Missile Defense System

Danish frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes, June 28, 2011 (photo: Danish Ministry of Defense)

Danish frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes, June 28, 2011

Denmark will join Nato’s missile defence system, the Foreign Affairs Committee (Udenrigspolitisk Nævn) decided on Thursday.

Denmark will contribute at least one frigate to the defence system, according to Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard.

“We will offer that one or more of our frigates can be outfitted with a radar that can be part of the missile defence. There was wide support for that [in the Foreign Affairs Committee, ed],” he told Berlingske Nyhedsbureau.