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Encyclopedia > Military of Denmark
Det Danske Forsvar

The joint badge:
Royal Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force.
Military manpower
Availability
(males age 15-49)
1,276,087 (2004 est.)
Fit for military service
(males age 15-49)
1,088,751 (2004 est.)
Military expenditures
Kroner figure (FY04) DKK:19,8 billion
Percent of GDP 1.4% (2004)
Military structure (peace)
Army 15,450
Navy 5,300
Air Force 6,050
Home Guard1 55,000+
Military structure (wartime)
Army 45,000+
Navy 7,300
Air Force 9,500
Home Guard1 55,000+

The armed forces of the Kingdom of Denmark, known as The Danish Defence (Danish: Det Danske Forsvar) is charged with the defense of the Kingdom of Denmark. Image File history File links Danske_Forsvars_logo. ... The Royal Danish Army is the army of Denmark. ... Flag of the Royal Danish Navy Ships of the Royal Danish Navy carry the prefix KMD (Kongelige Danske Marine). ... History The Danish armed forces received 38 Supermarine Spitfire H. F. Mk. ... ISO 4217 Code DKK User(s) Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands (coins only in the latter case) Inflation rate 1. ... The Danish krone is the currency used in Denmark and the Danish dependency of Greenland. ... The armed forces of a state are its government sponsored defense and fighting forces and organizations. ...


The Chief of Defence is the head of the Danish Armed Forces, and is head of the Defence Command which is managed by the Ministry of Defence. Constitutionally, the Commander-in-Chief is the head of state (Queen Margrethe II); practically, it is the Cabinet. The Chief of Defence of Denmark, under responsibility of the Defence minister, is the commander1 of the Danish Royal Army, the Danish Royal Navy and the Danish Royal Air Force. ... Defence Command (Danish: Forsvarskommandoen), short FKO, is the Danish combined arms military command and the Danish military top authority. ... The Ministry of Defence of Denmark (Danish: Forsvarsministeriet) is a ministry in the Danish government. ... Commander-in-Chief (in NATO-lingo often C-in-C or CINC pronounced sink) is the commander of all the military forces within a particular region or of all the military forces of a state. ... Queen Margrethe II (Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid) (born 16 April 1940) is the Queen regnant and head of state of Denmark. ...


Denmark also has a concept of Total Defence.

Contents

Purpose and task

The purpose and task of the armed forces of Denmark is defined in Law no. 122 of February 27, 2001 and in force since March 1, 2001. It defines 3 purposes and 6 tasks. February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2001. ...


Its primary purpose is to prevent conflicts and war, preserve the sovereignty of Denmark, secure the continuing existence and integrity of the independent Kingdom of Denmark and further a peaceful development in the world with respect to human rights. Sovereignty is the exclusive right to exercise supreme political (e. ...


Its primary tasks are; NATO participate in accordance with the strategy of the alliance, detect and repel any sovereignty violation of Danish territory (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), defence cooperation with non-NATO members, especially central- and East European countries, international missions in the area of conflict prevention, crises-control, humanitarian, peacemaking, peacekeeping, participate in Total Defence in cooperation with civilian resources and finally maintain a sizable force to execute these tasks at all times. NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation[1] (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, the Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for collective security established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC, on 4 April 1949. ...


Defense budget

Since 1988, i love youDanish defense budgets and security policy have been set by multi-year agreements supported by a wide parliamentary majority including government and opposition parties. However, public opposition to increases in defense spending – during a period when economic constraints require reduced spending for social welfare – has created differences among the political parties regarding a broadly acceptable level of new defense expenditure to determin the amount spent the elders of the country have a vote 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The latest Defence agreement ("Defence agreement 2005-2009") was signed June 10, 2004, and calls for a significant re-construction of the entire military. From now about 60% support structure and 40% combat operational capability, it is to be 40% support structure and 60% combat operational capability. E.g. more combat soldiers and less 'paper'-soldiers. The reaction speed is increased, with an entire brigade on standby readiness; the military retains the capability to continually deploy 2.000 soldiers in international service or 5.000 over a short time span. The standard mandatory conscription is modified. Generally this means lesser conscripts, lesser service time for them and only those who choose to will continue into the reaction force system. June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In military science a brigade is a military unit that is part of a division and includes regiments (where that level exists), or (in modern armies) is composed of several battalions (typically two to four) and directly attached supporting units. ...


Expenditures

The Danish military economy is the ninth largest single economy in the Danish Government (the 2005 Finance law), significantly less than that of the Ministry of Social Affairs (~100 billion DKK), Ministry of Employment (~90 billion DKK), Ministry of the Interior and Health (~50 billion DKK) and Ministry of Education (~30 billion DKK) and only slightly larger than that of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (~13 billion DKK). This list lists the complete expenditures for the Danish Ministry of Defence. The Danish krone is the currency used in Denmark and the Danish dependency of Greenland. ... The Ministry of the Interior and Health (Danish: Indenrigs- og Sundhedsministeriet) is an Danish ministry created on 24 November 1848, after Denmark became a constitutional monarchy. ... The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Denmark (Danish: Ministeriet for Videnskab, Teknologi og Udvikling) is a Danish ministry in charge of research, telecommunication and information technology. ... The Ministry of Defence of Denmark (Danish: Forsvarsministeriet, short FMN) is a ministry in the Danish government. ...


The Danish defence, counting all branches and all departments, itself has an income equal to about 1-5% of its expenditures, depending on the year. They are not deducted in this listing.


Approximately 5% of the budget goes directly to running the Danish military including the Home guard. Depending on year, 50-53% accounts for payment to personnel, roughly 14-21% on acquiring new material, 2-8% for larger ships, building projects or infrastructure and about 24-27% for others, including purchasing of goods, renting, maintenance, services and taxes.


The remaining 5% is special expenditures to NATO, branch shared expenditures, special services and civil structures, here in including running the Farvandsvæsen, Danish national rescue preparedness and the Militærnægteradministrationen. The Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography (RDANH) (Danish: Farvandsvæsenet, short FRV) is the approving authority for navigation systems and buoyage in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. ... The Danish National Rescue Preparedness (Danish: Det samlede Redningsberedskab or simply Redningsberedskabet) is the umbrella term for the Danish nationwide rescue service. ...

Year Percentage of GNP Complete expenditures
(Ministry of Defence)
in millions of DKK
Year Percentage of GNP Complete expenditures
(Ministry of Defence)
in millions of DKK
1970  ?  ? 1990  ?  ?
1971  ?  ? 1991  ?  ?
1972  ?  ? 1992  ?  ?
1973  ?  ? 1993  ?  ?
1974  ?  ? 1994  ?  ?
1975  ?  ? 1995  ?  ?
1976 2,2% 5.910 1996 1.7% 17.012,6
1977 2,3% 6.390 1997 1,7% 17.615,1
1978 2,3% 7.082 1998 1,6% 18.221,4
1979 2,2% 7.525 1999 1.4% 17.384,9
1980 2,6% 9.545 2000 1,4% 17.496,5
1981 2,6% 10.612 2001 1,4% 18.310,4
1982 2,5% 11.836 2002 1,4% 18.665,9
1983 2,5% 12.783 2003 1.4% 18.857,9
1984 2,3% 13.163 2004 1,4% 19.841,3
1985 2,2% 13.355 2005 1,3% (expected) 19.156,9 (expected)
1986 2,0% 13.142 2006 na 20.372,7 (expected)
1987 2,1% 14.443 2007 na 19.723,4 (expected)
1988 2,2% 15.800 2008 na 19.613,1 (expected)
1989 2,1% 15.767 2009 na 19.086,1 (expected)

Source GNP redirects here. ... The Ministry of Defence of Denmark (Danish: Forsvarsministeriet) is a ministry in the Danish government. ... ISO 4217 Code DKK User(s) Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands (coins only in the latter case) Inflation rate 1. ... GNP redirects here. ... The Ministry of Defence of Denmark (Danish: Forsvarsministeriet) is a ministry in the Danish government. ... ISO 4217 Code DKK User(s) Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands (coins only in the latter case) Inflation rate 1. ...

  • Danish Agency for Governmental Management ("Økonomi-styrelsen") [1] (Finance law 1996 to 2006) [2]
  • Danmarks Statistik (1976-1989)

Denmark has a small and highly specialist military industry, thus rely mostly on foreign import, the vast majority of the equipment is imported from NATO- and the nordic countries. Statistics Denmark (Danish: Danmarks Statistik) is a Danish governmental organization under the Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs. ...


Branches

1The Danish Home Guard is not under the Defence Command during peacetime, but directly under the Ministry of Defence, only in times of tension and war will the Defence Command assume command over the Home Guard. The Royal Danish Army is the army of Denmark. ... Flag of the Royal Danish Navy Ships of the Royal Danish Navy carry the prefix KMD (Kongelige Danske Marine). ... Danish Air Forces F-16 MLU at Radom Air Show 2005 History The Danish armed forces received 38 Supermarine Spitfire H. F. Mk. ... The Danish Home Guard (Danish: Hjemmeværnet) is a branch of the Danish military, concerned exclusively with the defence of Danish territory. ...


Structure

The Ministry of Defence of Denmark (Danish: Forsvarsministeriet) is a ministry in the Danish government. ... Defence Command (Danish: Forsvarskommandoen), short FKO, is the Danish combined arms military command and the Danish military top authority. ... Army Operational Command (Danish: Hærens Operative Kommando), short HOK, is the Royal Danish Army top authority. ... Army Materiel Command (Danish: Hærens Materielkommando), short HMAK, is the Royal Danish Armys institution in all matters of material. ... Greenland Command (Danish: Grønlands Kommando), short GLK, is a Level. ... Home Guard Command (Danish: Hjemmeværnskommandoen), short HJK, is the Danish Home Guards top authority and is directly under the Ministry of Defence. ... Danish Defence Intelligence Service (DDIS) (Danish: Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste, short FE), is a Danish intelligence agency, responsible for Denmark’s foreign intelligence, as well as being the Danish military intelligence service. ... Defence Judge Advocate Corps (Danish: Forsvarets Auditørkorps), short FAUK is a Danish independent military prosecutor and the Legal branch of the Danish military. ... Defence Construction Service (Danish: Forsvarets Bygningstjeneste), short just FBT, is a Level. ...

Current Deployments

Denmark has deployed over 360 troops to Afghanistan since the 2001 war there. Denmark has also deployed approximately 550 troops to help Coalition forces in Iraq. Denmark has also 380 soldiers, who participate in KFOR. Pocket badge of the KFOR Ukrainian soldier on foot patrolling in Serbian village near Brezovica KFOR vehicle of the French Army The Kosovo Force (KFOR) is a NATO-led international force responsible for establishing and maintaining security in Kosovo. ...


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See also

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Greenland Homerule does not have control of Greenlands military or foreign affairs. ... NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation[1] (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, the Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for collective security established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC, on 4 April 1949. ... A Scandinavian defense union that would include Sweden, Norway and Denmark was planned between the three countries after World War II. Denmark and Norway had been occupied by Germany between 1940 and 1945, while Sweden, having escaped the horrors of occupation it had, still felt the effects of the war. ...

External links

  • The Danish Defence
  • Army Operative Command
  • Army Materiel Command
  • kamouflage.net > Europe > Denmark (Kingdom of Denmark) > index

  Results from FactBites:
 
Military of Denmark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (387 words)
The armed forces of the Kingdom of Denmark, known as The Danish Defence (Danish: Det Danske Forsvar) is charged with the defense of the Kingdom of Denmark.
The purpose and task of the armed forces of Denmark is defined in Law no. 122 of February 27, 2001 and in force since March 1, 2001.
Its primary purpose is to prevent conflicts and war, preserve the sovereignty of Denmark, secure the continuing existence and integrity of the independent Kingdom of Denmark and further a peaceful development in the world with respect to human rights.
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