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The Royal Danish Army is the army of Denmark. It is currently undergoing a thorough modernization of equipment and training methods, reducing the size of the conscripted force and increasing expenditure on international missions. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


As a part of the Danish Armys contribution to the collective NATO defence Danmark has a Mechanized Division assigned to the Multinational Corps Northeast, the NATO MNC NE consists of the Danish Division (18,000 troops) the 14th German Mechanized Infantry Division (19,000 troops) and the 12th Polish Mechanized Division (12,000 troops). Lithuania's Iron Wolf brigade will be assigned to the Danish Division from 2007.


The Danish Reaction Brigade (Mechanized), drawn mainly from units from Zealand, is assigned to the NATO Headquarters Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps but falls under the organisational control of 1 (UK) Armoured Division when required. Map showing location of Zealand within Denmark. ... Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) is the central command of NATO military forces. ... The Headquarters Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps, (HQ ARRC or ARRC) was created in 1992 in Bielefeld based on the former British I Corps (or I (BR) Corps ). It was originally created as the rapid reaction corps sized land force of the Reaction Forces Concept that emerged after the...


The Danish Army operates Leopard 2 battle tanks (A4 all upgraded to A5 standard), a variety of M113 based personnel carriers (e.g. OPMV command post vehicle, M113/TOW tank destroyer), Piranha, Mowag Eagle IV, Humvees and the CV90 35 MK III IFV. The Leopard 2 is a German main battle tank built by the German company Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann, developed in the early 1970s and first entering service in 1979, replacing the earlier Leopard 1 as the foremost MBT in the Bundeswehr. ... The M113 is an armored personnel carrier family of vehicles in use with the US military and many other nations. ... A TOW missile being fired from a Jeep. ... Piranha-derived LAV25 in USMC service Canadian Piranha-derived, six-wheeled Cougar AVGP, with Scorpion tank turret (76 mm gun) Prototype of a Mobile Gun System derivative of the Piranha, mounting a 105 mm tank gun Piranha-derived Stryker, clad with a supplementary anti-HEAT shell slat armour Canadian Forces... The Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) or Stridsfordon 90 (Strf 90) is a Swedish infantry fighting vehicle designed by Hägglunds/Bofors and currently produced by BAE Systems Hägglunds. ...


For fire support, the Danish Army operates M109 self propelled howitzers. (The M270 MLRS Rocket Launchers and the M114/39 was retired in 2005) M109 self-propelled howitzer. ... Categories: Stub | Rocket artillery ...


Troops are primarily equipped with Diemaco C7 or C8, a licensed Canadian version of the M16 rifle. In the supporting role, troops are equipped with MG3 light machine guns and Diemaco LSW as well as EXPAL Mortars and Carl Gustav M3 recoilless rifles and single-shot AT4 for anti-tank operations. They wear the Combat Helmet TC "D". The C7 is a variation of the M16 rifle that is manufactured by Diemaco, a subsidiary of Colt Firearms, and used by the Canadian Forces, Hærens Jegerkommando (Norway), Military of Denmark (all branches) and the Royal Netherlands Army as its main infantry weapon. ... M16 (more formally United States Rifle, Caliber 5. ... The MG3 is an air-cooled, belt-fed general purpose machine gun manufactured by the German firm Rheinmetall. ... The C7 is a variation of the M16 rifle that is manufactured by Diemaco, a subsidiary of Colt Firearms, and used by the Canadian Forces, Hærens Jegerkommando (Norway), Military of Denmark (all branches) and the Royal Netherlands Army as its main infantry weapon. ... Carl Gustav recoilless rifle The Carl Gustav is the common name for the 84mm recoilless rifle anti-tank weapon from the Carl Gustav company in Sweden. ... AT4 Type anti-tank Nationality Sweden Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder Saab Bofors Dynamics Date of design Production period Service duration Operators Sweden, France, USA Variants Pansarskott M/86, M136 AT4 Number built Specifications Type Diameter 84 mm Wing span Length 1016... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Additionally, the lightly armoured Eurocopter Fennec anti-tank helicopter equipped with TOW missiles is used for rapid battlefield support. A variant of the Cayuse was used as a light observation helicopter but was taken out of commission in October 2005 and its tasks were taken over by the Fennec. The Fennec is a single-engined, light-weight, multipurpose helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter. ... A TOW missile being fired from a Jeep. ... First Flown in February 1963, the Hughes Model 369 prototype won the US ARMYs Light Observation Helicopter contest against Bell and Hiller helicopters, and was ordered into larager scale production. ...


The Royal Danish Army is committed to a number of UN and NATO peacekeeping operations, especially in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... 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. ... UN Peacekeepers in Eritrea. ...


Denmark is involved in the invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq. Combatants Coalition Forces: United States United Kingdom Poland Australia South Korea Romania Spain Portugal Italy others. ... This article deals with the post-invasion period in Iraq and its occupation. ...


Denmark lost its first soldier, in Iraq, on August 17, 2003. Preben Pedersen of Nordjylland, a 34-year-old lance corporal with the Jutland Dragoon Regiment, was accidentally killed by friendly troops, in a gunfight with looters in the city of Madinah in southern Iraq, becoming the first non-U.S. or British soldier to die. August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Units of the Royal Danish Army

Cavalry

The Gardehusarregiment (Guard Hussar Regiment) is one of two cavalry regiments of the Royal Danish Army. ... Jydske Dragonregiment (English: Jutland Dragoon Regiment) is the sole pure armoured regiment of the Royal Danish Army. ...

Infantry

The Royal Danish Life Guards Den Kongelige Livgarde (Royal Life Guards) is an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army, formed in 1658. ... The Prinsens Livregiment (Princes Life Regiment) is an infantry regiment, one of two in the Royal Danish Army. ...

Special Forces

Jægerkorpset (translated from Danish as The Hunter Corps or The Ranger Corps) is a Danish special forces unit, a part of the Royal Danish Army. ... The Danish Frogman Corps (Danish: Frømandskorpset) is an elite special forces frogman corps in the Royal Danish Navy. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Support Arms

  • Danske Artilleriregiment - Artillery
  • Ingeniørregimentet - Engineers
  • Telegrafregimentet - Signals
  • Trænregimentet - Logistics
  • Militærpolitiet - Military Police

The Danish Artillery Regiment Danske Artilleriregiment (DAR) was founded 1 November 2005 when the two artillery regiments in Denmark, Kongens Artilleriregiment and Dronningens Artilleriregiment were merged into Danske Artilleriregiment The main part of DAR is located in Varde in Westjutland. ...

Former army regiments and units

  • Danske Livregiment.
  • Fynske Livregiment.
  • Dronningens Artilleriregiment.
  • Kongens Artilleriregiment.
  • Sjællandske Livregiment.
  • Prinsens Livregiment.
  • Falsterske Fodregiment.
  • Slesvigske Fodregiment.
  • Jydske Fodregiment.
  • Kongens Jydske Fodregiment.
  • Feltherrens Fodregiment.
  • Laalandske Infanteriregiment.
  • Marineregimentet.
  • Sjællandske Ingeniørregiment.
  • Jydske Ingeniørregiment.
  • Sjællandske telegrafregiment.
  • Jydske telegrafregiment.
  • Sjællandske Trainregiment.
  • Jydske Trainregiment.
  • Kronens Artilleriregiment.
  • Sjællandske Artilleriregiment.
  • Nørrejyske Artilleriregiment.
  • Sønderjyske Artilleriregiment.
  • Sjællandske luftværnsregiment.
  • Jydske luftværnsregiment.

Danske Livregiment (English: Danish Life Regiment) was a Danish Army infantry regiment. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Dronningens Artilleriregiment (English: The Queens Artillery Regiment), short DAR, is a new Danish Army artillery regiment. ... Kongens Artilleriregiment (English: The King’s artillery regiment), short KAR, was one of Denmark’s two remaining military artillery regiments. ... Sjællandske Livregiment (English: Zealand Life Regiment) was a Danish Army infantry regiment. ...

Structure of the Royal Danish Army

The structure of the Royal Danish Army changed in 2001, when all of the remaining infantry regiments were amalgamated together, leaving just four remaining combat regiments, two cavalry and two infantry - the functions of the infantry were spread amongst three of these.


Cavalry

The armoured corps of the Royal Danish Army consists of both armoured and armoured reconnaissance units. There are two separate cavalry regiments, each of which has two armoured battalions and a reconnaissance battalion:

The Gardehusarregiment (Guard Hussar Regiment) is one of two cavalry regiments of the Royal Danish Army. ... Jydske Dragonregiment (English: Jutland Dragoon Regiment) is the sole pure armoured regiment of the Royal Danish Army. ... Jydske Dragonregiment (English: Jutland Dragoon Regiment) is the sole pure armoured regiment of the Royal Danish Army. ... The Gardehusarregiment (Guard Hussar Regiment) is one of two cavalry regiments of the Royal Danish Army. ... The Gardehusarregiment (Guard Hussar Regiment) is one of two cavalry regiments of the Royal Danish Army. ... Jydske Dragonregiment (English: Jutland Dragoon Regiment) is the sole pure armoured regiment of the Royal Danish Army. ...

Infantry

The infantry corps of the Royal Danish Army is divided into two types, each of which has nine battalions in three separate regiments:

The Royal Danish Life Guards Den Kongelige Livgarde (Royal Life Guards) is an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army, formed in 1658. ... The Prinsens Livregiment (Princes Life Regiment) is an infantry regiment, one of two in the Royal Danish Army. ... The Royal Danish Life Guards Den Kongelige Livgarde (Royal Life Guards) is an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army, formed in 1658. ... The Prinsens Livregiment (Princes Life Regiment) is an infantry regiment, one of two in the Royal Danish Army. ... The Gardehusarregiment (Guard Hussar Regiment) is one of two cavalry regiments of the Royal Danish Army. ... The Royal Danish Life Guards Den Kongelige Livgarde (Royal Life Guards) is an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army, formed in 1658. ... The Prinsens Livregiment (Princes Life Regiment) is an infantry regiment, one of two in the Royal Danish Army. ... The Gardehusarregiment (Guard Hussar Regiment) is one of two cavalry regiments of the Royal Danish Army. ... The Prinsens Livregiment (Princes Life Regiment) is an infantry regiment, one of two in the Royal Danish Army. ... The Prinsens Livregiment (Princes Life Regiment) is an infantry regiment, one of two in the Royal Danish Army. ... The Royal Danish Life Guards Den Kongelige Livgarde (Royal Life Guards) is an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army, formed in 1658. ... The Royal Danish Life Guards Den Kongelige Livgarde (Royal Life Guards) is an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army, formed in 1658. ... The Royal Danish Life Guards Den Kongelige Livgarde (Royal Life Guards) is an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army, formed in 1658. ... The Prinsens Livregiment (Princes Life Regiment) is an infantry regiment, one of two in the Royal Danish Army. ... The Gardehusarregiment (Guard Hussar Regiment) is one of two cavalry regiments of the Royal Danish Army. ... The Royal Danish Life Guards Den Kongelige Livgarde (Royal Life Guards) is an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army, formed in 1658. ... The Prinsens Livregiment (Princes Life Regiment) is an infantry regiment, one of two in the Royal Danish Army. ... The Gardehusarregiment (Guard Hussar Regiment) is one of two cavalry regiments of the Royal Danish Army. ...

Insignia

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF-D- Student Officer
Flag of Denmark Denmark (Edit) No Equivalent No Equivalent
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstløjnant Major Kaptajn Premierløjtnant Flyverløjtnant Løjtnant
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Flag of Denmark Denmark (Edit) No equivalent
Chefsergent Seniorsergent Oversergent Sergent Værnepligtig sergent (stil in use) Korporal Overkonstabel af 1. grad Overkonstabel af 2. grad Konstabel

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See also

 
Military of Denmark
Royal Danish Army   Royal Danish Navy   Royal Danish Air Force   Danish Home Guard

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Royal Danish Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (527 words)
Royal Danish Army is the army of Denmark.
As a part of the Danish Armys contribution to the collective NATO defence Danmark has a Mechanized Division assigned to the Multinational Corps Northeast, the NATO MNC NE consists of the Danish Division (18,000 troops) the 14th German Mechanized Infantry Division (19,000 troops) and the 12th Polish Mechanized Division (12,000 troops).
The Royal Danish Army is committed to a number of UN and NATO peacekeeping operations, especially in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Denmark Army flags (1511 words)
The royal cypher is embroidered in gold over the center of the cross, the unit badge in gold in the upper hoist, and the unit number and/or name in gold in the lower hoist.
The royal cypher is in the upper hoist and the initials of the regiment in the lower hoist.
This is a Danish army company marker from the 1864 war, containing the identification of the regiment and the company.
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