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Denmark funds naval AAW, ASW upgrades in new defence agreement

28 January 2018

Denmark’s cross-party Defence Agreement for 2018–23 has earmarked funding for the Royal Danish Navy (RDN) to invest in significant upgrades to its anti-air warfare (AAW) and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities.

Under the new six-year plan, published on 28 January, the Danish defence budget will rise year on year, from an extra DKK800 million (USD133.5 million) in 2018 to an additional DKK4.8 billion in 2023.

According to the Danish government, the agreement “will strengthen Danish defence contributions to NATO’s collective deterrence, improve capacity to contribute to international operations, enhance defence contributions to national security, and increase cyber defence as well as the national emergency preparedness”.

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