Danish soldiers are constantly deployed on international missions in some of the world's hotspots, where they solve peace-building, peace-keeping and stabilizing tasks.
The Armed Forces has deployed a combat battalion with support units in Latvia. The approximately 750 soldiers contribute to NATO's defense plans and contingency forces and help to strengthen security in Denmark.
Denmark participates in NATO's advanced presence in the Baltic countries and Poland. The mission helps to show the solidarity of the alliance with countries that feel vulnerable. The Danish contribution is approx. 160 soldiers.
From 12 September and three months on, the frigate Esbern Snare will be deployed in a NATO naval force on high readiness. By deploying the warship, Denmark is contributing to NATO's strengthened defence and deterrence, which is responding Russia's aggressive behaviour towards neighbouring countries .
Both at sea and on land, the Danish Armed Forces contributes to improve maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, where merchant ships are at risk of pirate attacks.
Denmark contributes to NATO's advisory mission in Iraq (NATO Mission Iraq). Denmark also contributes to the international coalition, which since 2014 has helped Iraq in the fight against ISIL. Both missions strengthen Iraq's capabilities to provide security for the country itself.
The Danish Armed Forces contributes to the work of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) in monitoring Europe's external borders. The task is solved in collaboration with local authorities and the Danish police.
After Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Denmark, in cooperation with allies and partners, has expanded its support for Ukraine.
Danish soldiers contribute to maintaining the ceasefire from 1948 between Israel and several of the country's neighbors.
The Danish Armed Forces is helping the countries of East Africa build up land and naval forces. It improves the countries' opportunities to combat security policy problems, which also pose threats to Danish interests.
Danish Challenger aircraft patrol the Baltic Sea to monitor the area and demonstrate NATO's solidarity with the eastern members of the alliance.
Denmark contributes to the European naval operation AGENOR in the Strait of Hormuz. The mission is to ensure the free movement of ships in the important and busy waters.
Danish soldiers help monitor the ceasefire between North Korea and South Korea. The two countries have never formally concluded peace after the war of 1950-1953.
The Danish Armed Forces support the UN peacekeeping mission in the large West African country of Mali.
Danish soldiers have supported the international effort for peace in Kosovo since 1999 in the NATO-led operation KFOR.