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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:58 am 
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The Danish navy received two new frigates:

Absalon (F341) and Esbern Snare (F342)

They were re-classified from "fleksible st√łtteskibe" (flexible support ships) to frigates, much more fitting to their characteristics. Accordingly, the hull number changes from L16 to F 341/L17 to F342. I.e. not new ships, but newly classified ships ;)

The main task of the two ships will be from now on anti-submarine warfare. For their MH-60R Seahawk helicopters, ASW equipment is already on order. I do not know, if they will also get a towed array sonar (there is space available).

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https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/politik/med-malerpensler-har-soevaernet-slettet-et-20-aar-gammelt-underligt-ord

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They will be getting towed-arrays, but those won't be in service until 2026: https://forsvaret.dk/da/nyheder/2020/so ... regatter/#

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:10 am 
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Thank you! That article I was searching yesterday, but there was no access to the server of the Danish military. I found only the DR article and the Danish Wikipedia article, which referred to the DR article.

The possibility to add a towed array sonar was mentioned very early on - interesting that they will get them. That means there will be again a ASW capability.

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