Denmark promotes defense industry in US aboard HDMS Peter Willemoes

Danish government and industry representatives are hosting a maritime and naval event aboard a Danish Navy frigate that is visiting Baltimore, USA, on November 17.

During its two-day visit to Baltimore, HDMS Peter Willemoes will host an event headed by Troels Lund Poulsen, Danish minister for business and growth, Danish ambassador to the United States, Lars Gert Lose, and Rear Admiral, Frank Trojahn, Chief of Naval Staff.

According to Danish defense company Terma, U.S. Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations and Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee are expected to visit the event.

“Terma highly welcomes this excellent opportunity to demonstrate key technologies and products including our competences within command & control, surveillance and sensors, and naval self-protection technologies,” Thomas Leistiko, vice president, sales, command, control & sensor systems, said.

“We look forward to demonstrating our solutions in their natural environment on board the ship,” Leistiko added.

HDMS Peter Willemoes is the second of three Iver Huitfeldt-class air defense frigates which are considered to be the most powerful ships in the Royal Danish Navy. The 138-meter ships were built at the Odensee Steel Shipyard, part of Maersk Group, at a cost of US$325M per ship.

The frigates’ armament consists of several different missiles, anti-submarine torpedoes and machine guns.