Naval Weapons

Danish SM-2 missile buy edges closer

13 August 2018

Denmark is moving closer to completing a long-planned buy of Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) area air-defence missiles to equip its three Iver Huitfeldt-class anti-air warfare (AAW) frigates.

The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) advised Congress on 31 July that the State Department had approved a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) case with Denmark for SM-2 Block IIIA all-up rounds and associated equipment for an estimated cost of USD152 million. The deal would fulfil the Royal Danish Navy’s long-standing requirement to establish an SM-2 Block IIIA inventory for HDMS Iver Huitfeldt , HDMS Peter Willemoes and HDMS Niels Juel .

Commissioned between January 2014 and March 2015, the Iver Huitfeldt-class frigates.

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