There is more to NATO burden sharing than the 2% spending dogma

[ad_1] As the NATO alliance prepares to gather this summer to celebrate its 75th birthday, rhetoric around “burden sharing” – specifically whether member countries are paying enough, where “enough” is typically defined as military spending equal to 2% of GDP – is likely to heat up. With a war raging just off NATO’s eastern flank … Read more

Sensor, weapon hiccups reportedly plagued Danish frigate in Red Sea

[ad_1] MILAN — Critical weapon and mission systems aboard the Danish frigate Iver Huitfeldt malfunctioned during the ship’s recent deployment to the Red Sea, as the ship was partaking in an international effort to protect maritime cargo traffic against attacks from Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militants, according to published reports. The Danish independent news website Olfi … Read more

Denmark fires chief of defense, runs into more naval issues

[ad_1] MILAN — The Danish government has fired the chief of defense after he reportedly failed to disclose several malfunctions aboard the frigate Iver Huitfeldt during its deployment to the Red Sea. “With the challenges we are facing, a new chief of defense is needed,” Defence Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said during a press briefing … Read more

In Ukraine, ‘shoot-and-scoot’ tactics helping Caesars survive

[ad_1] PARIS – Ukraine has lost less than 10% of the truck-mounted Caesar howitzers it received from France and Denmark, with greater mobility resulting in a higher survival rate than for some other self-propelled or towed systems, according French manufacturer KNDS Nexter. Losses for some other self-propelled or towed systems in Ukraine’s war with Russia … Read more

Argentina to buy surplus F-16 jets from Denmark

[ad_1] SANTIAGO, Chile — Argentina has signed an agreement to buy 24 surplus F-16 fighter jets from Denmark. Denmark is replacing its F-16 fleet with new F-35 jets, both of which are made by the American company Lockheed Martin. Argentine Defense Minister Luis Petri and his Danish counterpart Troels Lund Poulsen signed a letter of … Read more

F-35 delivery delays frustrate European air force upgrade plans

[ad_1] PARIS — Delivery disruptions for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are creating a headache for European buyers, as some countries face a potential capacity gap and delays in training pilots and maintenance engineers. Denmark is exploring how to deal with a slipping delivery schedule, including possibly borrowing or buying aircraft from other F-35 users. … Read more