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Danish Navy’s Iver Huitfeldt Faces Combat Challenges, German Missile Guard Ship Sachsen Misfires

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
The advanced Danish warship faced multiple weapon issues while confronting the Houthis

The Danish Navy’s most modern corvette, Iver Huitfeldt, recently encountered issues with its radar, combat system, and 76 mm cannon during a mission in the Red Sea. Lieutenant Colonel Sune Lund, commander of the corvette, sent an internal message to superiors detailing these problems. Iver Huitfeldt was on duty for three months to respond to the Houthis and protect international maritime routes in the Red Sea.

Iver Huitfeldt is part of a class of anti-aircraft defense ships that were put into service in 2011 and are considered some of the most advanced warships in the Danish navy. During the mission, the corvette experienced difficulties with its APAR radar specialized in fire control and C-Flex combat management system, which prevented it from firing long-range air defense missiles within 30 minutes. Additionally, the 76 mm artillery shells on board were damaged during the mission.

Lieutenant Colonel Lund expressed concern over the safety implications of using unstable shells in the warship’s ammunition depot. The Danish Ministry of Defense has launched an investigation into Iver Huitfeldt’s combat activities in the Red Sea but has not confirmed all details reported by media outlets.

This incident with Iver Huitfeldt is not unique as several European warships have faced challenges while responding to threats in the Red Sea. For instance, Germany’s advanced missile guard ship Sachsen experienced a misfire when it launched missiles at a suspicious UAV, resulting in a costly mistake. These incidents highlight the difficulties and risks faced by modern warships during combat operations.

By Samantha Jones

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