Since August 2010 the Royal Danish Navy has been vital part of NATO Operation Oceans Shield. Its participation has been by troops, military aircraft and vessels including:
- Frigate Iver Huitfeldt with the required crew and helicopter from October to December 2013
- Support Ship Esbern Snare Iver with the crew from June to December 2014
- Surveillance aircraft of the type Challenger from September to November 2014
Earlier this month on September 12, Danish Vessel HDMS Absalon has rejoined the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean Sea. This is not the first time that the support Ship Absalon has been deployed for the NATO Operation–the Vessel has been also before part of NATO Oceans Shield in 2010.
September 20, 2016 ©DK mission to NATO