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Danish Navy ordered the third Knud Rasmussen class ship to protect the Arctic

Danish Navy ordered the third Knud Rasmussen class ship to protect the Arctic

The Danish Ministry of Defense has ordered a Knud Rasmussen class warship for operations in Greenland and throughout the Arctic region, according to

In the mid-1990s, the Navy launched a plan to replace obsolete Agdlek-class ships. The first two Knud Rasmussen class ships were handed over the fleet in mid-2008. The first contract also included an agreement under which, if necessary, a third ship could be built.

Knud Rasmussen class ships, which are designed to operate off the coast of Greenland, have better seaworthiness and increased autonomy for operation in the most difficult conditions of the Arctic: low temperatures and severe weather conditions.

The new ship will be built at the shipyard Karstensens Skibsværft, where two previous ships Knud Rasmussen (in the photo) and Ejnar Mikkelsen were built.

A series of ships named in honor of the Danish polar Knud Rasmussen.

The new ship is likely to become part of the Arctic Command 31, created by 2012 in October, with headquarters in Nuuk (Grendandia). The Arctic Command is a military operational command, whose main tasks are to protect Greenland and the Faroe Islands, to protect territorial waters, fish inspection, search and rescue. In addition, civilian tasks, such as combating pollution, are included.

The area of ​​responsibility extends from the waters of the Faroe Islands in the East Greenland Sea and the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Danish Strait and the Irminger Sea, the Davis Strait and the Baffin Sea between Canada and Greenland.
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  1. makarov
    makarov 5 December 2013 09: 41
    -17 qualifying.
    It is curious, but what is the Arctic like in Denmark ??? Really live on the pole ??
    1. zart_arn
      zart_arn 5 December 2013 10: 31
      It is curious, but what is the Arctic in Denmark ???

      What was your geography at school? Look at the globe - there near the North Pole you will find a huge island, called Greenland. This is autonomy within the Danish kingdom.
      In general, in the polar latitudes, there’s a lot of rubbish about, so ice-class military vessels are necessary for any country conducting business in high latitudes.
    2. self-propelled
      self-propelled 5 December 2013 10: 36
      Quote: makarov
      It is curious, but what is the Arctic like in Denmark ??? Really live on the pole ??

      side by side. why the Arctic is needed Denmark is written below
    3. S-200
      S-200 5 December 2013 10: 44
      bye! ... on the globe of independent Ukraine I am not identifying Greenland ... wassat
      for sho-z at a time minusovat? crying
    4. lab29
      lab29 5 December 2013 21: 43
      Denmark even had Norway until 1904
  2. Dangerous
    Dangerous 5 December 2013 09: 47
    Denmark-Denmark ... Well, you give Denmark! laughing Why do you need all this? laughing Who is encroaching on your Greenland? laughing
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 5 December 2013 10: 14
      citation — The Danish Ministry of Defense has ordered a new Knud Rasmussen class warship for operations in Greenland and the entire Arctic region, reports.

      There is nothing to do in Denmark in the Arctic, it is better to take care of yourself.
      1. Apollo
        Apollo 5 December 2013 10: 24
        Quote: Apollon
        There is nothing to do in Denmark in the Arctic, it is better to take care of yourself.

        Ohhhhhh, defenders of Denmark gathered here on the forum wassat
        1. makarov
          makarov 5 December 2013 12: 19
          And they probably don’t understand that Denmark is NATO

          while pounding themselves in mudia calling patriots
    2. self-propelled
      self-propelled 5 December 2013 10: 21
      Quote: Dangerous
      Who is encroaching on your Greenland?

      For a long time, Arctic minerals were unattainable. However, with climate change, in the not too distant future, the Arctic will be free of ice for the summer. However, neighboring states are already arguing over its territorial affiliation, and the "cold war" around the Arctic no longer seems incredible.
      Scientists from the US Geological Survey (US Geological Survey) in the journal "Science" described in detail where and in what quantity is supposed to be the presence of minerals. There are over 400 fields in the Arctic with proven reserves of oil (over 6 billion tons) and natural gas (over 31 trillion cubic meters). The undiscovered oil reserves in the Arctic (according to preliminary data) are about 12 billion tons. For comparison: only known reserves of Saudi Arabia are 36 billion tons.
      In addition, do not forget about the territorial dispute between Denmark and Canada around the island of Hans, which lies in the Northwest Passage separating Greenland and the Canadian island of Elsmere. The small, rocky and uninhabited island of Hans is not of special value in itself, but a country that proves its claim to Hans will also gain control over the strait, which will significantly cut the way for transport vessels traveling through the Arctic, and the state that controls it will be able to make billions of dollars, the publication claims. Moreover, the strait is gradually losing its ice cover during global warming. So everything is still ahead ... That's why they are slowly arming themselves
      1. self-propelled
        self-propelled 5 December 2013 10: 41
        By the way, Antarctica expects something similar.
        The South Pole, unlike its northern counterpart, has a longer and more interesting history of the struggle for it between world powers, which has been going on for a century. Britain was the first to declare its views of Antarctica in 1908. The Third Reich claimed to be the icy territory, declaring its land the Queen Maud and calling it “New Swabia”, and even the virtual states Immortia and the Dominion of Melchizedek, which were not recognized by anyone. The heated debate about the South Pole subsided in the middle of the last century. In 1959, the Antarctic Convention was signed, according to which the continent does not belong to any state. The deployment of military facilities, as well as the approach of warships at a close distance to Antarctica is prohibited. And in the 80 years this territory was also declared a nuclear-free zone, which theoretically excludes the entry of atomic cruisers into its waters.
        However, the 1959 agreement of the year contained a significant reservation: “Nothing contained in this agreement shall be construed as a waiver by any of the Contracting Parties of the previously declared rights or claims to territorial sovereignty in the Antarctic.” This allows Australia, Argentina, Great Britain, New Zealand, Norway, France and Chile, despite the agreement, to continue to enthusiastically divide the continent. Moreover, Argentina, Britain and Chile are claiming the same territories, while the rest of the participants have chosen for themselves "isolated" sites. In addition, Brazil announced its views on the polar ice, although not officially.
        The United States and Russia in this situation took a special position: they do not recognize the territorial claims of other countries, do not put forward their own, but informed all parties concerned that if the continent is divided, they will not stand aside. And the fact that the division of the Antarctic will happen, experts have little doubt. The moratorium on geological exploration of the Antarctic shelf is about to expire, and by 2020, the Americans promised to begin oil production there. The reserves of "black gold" on the southernmost continent are estimated at approximately 50 billion barrels. In addition, Antarctica is the “repository” of 90% of fresh water reserves, the lack of which, as scientists predict, will arise on the planet in the near future ...
        something like that what
    3. makarov
      makarov 5 December 2013 11: 50
      and so, I AM ABOUT THE SAME, but the people think differently ... probably they support the interests of Denmark, a poor and oppressed ALL country ...
    4. knn54
      knn54 5 December 2013 14: 22
      -Dangerous: who is encroaching on your Greenland?
      Norwegian lawless poachers ignoring the Red Book. And raw material TNCs.
    5. me
      me 5 December 2013 16: 30
      If anyone tries to help the Americans, they have one of the elements of the weather weapon "harp" located there.
  3. stalker
    stalker 5 December 2013 10: 14
    Polar bears scare, will. laughing
    1. I do not care
      I do not care 5 December 2013 10: 20
      plus for bears laughing
    2. The comment was deleted.
  4. Sars
    Sars 5 December 2013 10: 43
    And the approach to ship design is correct - "for high latitudes and ice conditions."
    As I understand it - the Mistrals in the north have nothing to do - they will freeze!
    1. S-200
      S-200 5 December 2013 10: 59
      Quote: SarS
      As I understand it - the Mistrals in the north have nothing to do - they will freeze!

      one for each fleet was planned ..
      on the Northern Sea Route, any vessels plan to conduct, so why not make the Mistral in the polar version?
      What will prevent him from working as part of an icebreaking order? ...
  5. Andrey Ulyanovsky
    Andrey Ulyanovsky 5 December 2013 10: 52
    The new ship, in all likelihood, will be part of the Arctic Command created on October 31, 2012, with headquarters in Nuuk (Greenland). Hot Scandinavian guys stirred.
  6. Migari
    Migari 5 December 2013 11: 45
    In September 2008, Russia adopted the “Fundamentals of the state policy of the Russian Federation in the Arctic for the period to 2020 and beyond” and became the first Arctic state to develop its long-term strategy for the Arctic region. The example of Russia was followed by other Arctic countries. One of the last in this chain was Denmark, whose government, in agreement with the self-governing bodies of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, in August 2011 approved the “Strategy of the Kingdom of Denmark for the Arctic for 2011–2020”.
  7. gladysheff2010
    gladysheff2010 5 December 2013 11: 58
    Each in its own way solves the problems of the northern delivery, however, it seems, leading to an early export. Thank God, we also do not stand still in solving these issues, the main thing is to prevent force-based methods of solution.
  8. ReifA
    ReifA 5 December 2013 14: 41
    If someone serious comes up with a gop stop Denmark, these boats will not bother him. And greenpeace will come down with interest.
  9. mountain
    mountain 5 December 2013 15: 09
    We have enough of our lands, and the northern fleet is the largest.
  10. tlauicol
    tlauicol 5 December 2013 15: 16
    good boat for good sailors and pilots
    1. Ducksar
      Ducksar 5 December 2013 17: 33
      not so bad!
  11. Kibalchish
    Kibalchish 5 December 2013 15: 21
    The other day I was just reading about the Danish fleet. In a small country, it is quite impressive.
  12. moremansf
    moremansf 5 December 2013 15: 34
    “The return of Russia to the Arctic should be supported by an integrated approach to the development prospects of this land rich in hydrocarbon and bioresources,” said Leonid Ivashov. “Moreover, this is where the Northern Sea Route lies, which many NATO countries are already claiming. In particular, recently the military and naval forces of the USA, Canada, Norway and other Western countries have become more active in the region. "
  13. Manul
    Manul 5 December 2013 16: 34
    But we do not have analogues? Who knows what we can oppose to these ships on the Northern Fleet?
    1. bif
      bif 7 December 2013 04: 38
      Quote: Manul
      And we have no analogues?

      The Knud Rasmussen patrol ship has a length of 71,8 m, a width of 14,6 m, a displacement of 1720 t. It is equipped with two MAN B&W Alpha Diesel 8L27 / 38 diesel engines with an output of 2720 kW and has a maximum speed of 17 knots. Cruising range - 3000 nautical miles, crew - 18 people (up to 43 people are possible). They are adapted for work in the North Atlantic and can be equipped with two Stan Flex container modules, which include an 76-mm artillery mount, MU-90 torpedoes or SAM RIM-162 "Evolved Sea Sparrow", two 12,7-mm machine guns.
      We already have Patrol ships of the project 22460 (code Rubin), Patrol ships of the project 22120 (code "Blizzard") and is being built The patrol ship of the 22100 project (code "Ocean").
      About "blizzard" -
      1. Manul
        Manul 9 December 2013 12: 35
        Quote: bif
        We already have Project 22460 Patrol ships (Rubin code), Project 22120 Patrol ship (Purga code), and the Project 22100 Patrol ship (Ocean code) is being built.

        Thank you, it's very nice to receive meaningful answers with real information. "Ocean" is what you need. An excellent ship should turn out.
  14. Sibiriya
    Sibiriya 5 December 2013 16: 43
    They won’t pull along with us. Only they can play a game))).
    As a rule, we already have an adequate answer ready - we know something - but 90% is not.
    Et and good
  15. EdwardTich68
    EdwardTich68 5 December 2013 17: 30
    America will soon make Greenland an independent state, because there are so many minerals. Therefore, in vain they build ships they simply will not have the Arctic.
  16. karal
    karal 5 December 2013 17: 42
    Danish Ministry of Defense orders new Knud Rasmussen class warship for operations in Greenland and the entire Arctic region

    This is for what kind of operations, huh?
  17. makarov
    makarov 5 December 2013 18: 37
    So far, I have counted 18 people from the organization "defenders of deposits (and bedsores) of Denmark" on the site.
  18. Leshka
    Leshka 5 December 2013 19: 08
    about already and the Danes are pulling their hands
  19. waisson
    waisson 5 December 2013 19: 19
    this is real, but in the previous article, our troops rode on the same snowmobile, they feel whose interests are cooler
  20. Jogan-xnumx
    Jogan-xnumx 5 December 2013 22: 00
    Well, the Danes should fight for the Arctic ... They also fought great with Hitler before. lol
  21. elguapo
    elguapo 8 December 2013 23: 41
    (in the voice of an exalted Latvian commentator): an adequate response to the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation. The cannon of the Danish corvette is looking menacingly at the Peter the Great TARK and the Admiral Kuznetsov AV.
  22. kelevra
    kelevra 12 December 2013 17: 25
    The future victim of our missiles! am