Royal Danish Navy Frigate Niels Juel Installed With SM-2 Block IIIA Surface-to-air Missiles
Royal Danish Navy (Søværnet) Frigate Niels Juel was put in with SM-2 Block IIIA surface-to-air missiles for the primary time. HDMS Niels Juel (F363) is an Iver Huitfeldt-class frigate within the Royal Danish Navy. The U.S. State Division has determined to approve a doable International Navy Sale to Denmark of as much as forty-six (46) Commonplace Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA All-Up Rounds, RIM BK IIIA (VLS), and different associated tools for an estimated value of $152 million. This proposed sale would assist Denmark’s anti-air warfare capabilities for the Royal Danish Navy’s IVER HUITFELDT Frigate Class ships.
The Authorities of Denmark has requested to purchase as much as forty-six (46) Commonplace Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA Vertical Launching Tactical All-Up Rounds, RIM 066M-03-BK IIIA (VLS); as much as two (2) Commonplace Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA Telemetry, Omni-Directional, AllUp Rounds, RIM-066M-03-BK IIIA (VLS); and as much as two (2) Commonplace Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA Telemetry, Omni-Directional Antenna, Warhead Dud Succesful, RIM 066M-03-BK IIIA (VLS). Additionally included are MK 13 MOD 0 Vertical Launching System Canisters, operator manuals, technical documentation, logistics assist companies, and different associated parts of logistics and program assist.
The SM-2 has carried out greater than 2,700 profitable stay firings. In June 2017, Raytheon introduced it was restarting the SM-2 manufacturing line to satisfy purchases made by the Netherlands, Japan, Australia, and South Korea. New deliveries of SM-2 Block IIIA and IIIB missiles are scheduled to start in 2020. The U.S. Navy is dedicated to holding the Commonplace Missile 2 medium-range viable till 2035. The Commonplace can be used towards ships, both at line-of-sight vary utilizing its semi-active homing mode or over the horizon utilizing inertial steering and terminal infrared homing. The SM-2 has an intensive flight check historical past, with greater than 2,700 profitable stay firings.
HDMS Niels Juel (F363) is an Iver Huitfeldt-class frigate within the Royal Danish Navy. The ship is known as after Niels Juel, a Seventeenth-century Danish admiral. The frigates are suitable with the Danish Navy’s StanFlex modular mission payload system used within the Absalons and are designed with slots for six modules. Every of the 4 stanflex positions on the missile deck can accommodate both the Mark 141 8-cell Harpoon launcher module, or the 12-cell Mark 56 ESSM VLS. The three new Iver Huitfeldt-class frigates can be outfitted for an air protection function with Commonplace Missiles, and the potential to make use of Tomahawk cruise missiles, a primary for the Danish Navy.
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