Air Platforms

Adding value: Danish frigate looks to make a difference for USN CSG

15 February 2017

The Royal Danish Navy frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes is deploying with a US Navy carrier strike group. Dr Lee Willett visited the ship to investigate what it offers to CSG operations

Only a small number of navies operating at the highest levels of the conventional capability spectrum deploy large-deck aircraft carriers. The US Navy (USN) has been described as the carrier strike navy par excellence even among this select group. However, the formation of a carrier strike group (CSG) to support the ship's operations also provides opportunities for other navies - especially those able to bring bespoke capabilities - to contribute to the CSG's operational outputs.

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