Fregatten Niels Juel var i juni 2020 i Grønland for at operere under Arktisk Kommando og bidrage til suverænitetshævdelsen og overvågning af farvandet.

The frigate Niels Juel contributes to the assertion of sovereignty and monitoring of the waters off Greenland. Photo: Iben Valery.

There is widespread political consensus that “The primary purpose of the Danish defence is to enforce the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark and to ensure the continued existence, integrity and safety of the nation. The threats against Danish interests can occur anywhere in the world, and they are unpredictable and complex.” (quotation from the Defence Agreement 2013-2017).  

Tasks of the Armed Forces

From the Act on the Aims, Tasks and Organisation etc. of the Armed Forces, it is further stated that:

“The Armed Forces shall contribute to the promotion of peace and security. The Armed Forces constitute an important means of security policy and aim to:  

  • Prevent conflicts and war
  • Uphold the sovereignty of Denmark and securing the continued existence and integrity of the country
  • Promote a peaceful development in the world with due respect for human rights”
Last updated October 14, 2020 - 10:52