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HDMS Esbern Snare carries out the standard procedure Replenishment at Sea by refuelling with the help of an American replenishment tanker. The Danish-led NATO staff is on board and in command of the ships. Photo: Danish Armed Forces

The Danish Task Group plans, executes and evaluates naval operations on a tactical level – in national as well as international contexts.

The Task Group regularly contributes to NATO's standing naval forces (Standing NATO Maritime Group 1), for instance, and it participated in the Danish-led operation that removed Syria's chemical weapons.


Danish Task Group activities range from crisis management, peacekeeping and peacemaking operations to core armed conflict tasks.

  • The Danish Task Group is able to lead naval forces in exercises and operations on a tactical level at short notice.

  • The Task Group can be deployed globally and lead international maritime operations involving a small naval force consisting of 4-5 frigates and a replenishment tanker (task group level).

  • When the Task Group is not working on specific operations it develops the doctrines and other principles that underpin the Danish Armed Forces maritime operations; development that is carried out in co-operation with the Navy at large.

  • Finally, the Task Group conducts relevant exercise planning, scenarios (war-gaming) as well asclasses and lectures at the Navy's centres and other Danish Armed Forces educational institutions.


The Task Group consists of approx. 20 personnel with a wide range of experience and competences. They work primarily from Naval Base Korsør, but personnel are often on the move in the course of their duties.

Last updated April 16, 2024 - 14:23