The Danish Armed Forces have a longstanding tradition for contributing to international military cooperation and operations.
Danish F-16 Fighting Falcons participates on a regular basis in NATOs Air Policing in the Baltic States. Photo: Rune Dyrholm / Danish Armed Forces
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.
Facts and figures
- Denmark has participated actively in UN peacekeeping operations since 1948.
- Since 1949 NATO has been a cornerstone of Danish security and defence policy.
- More than 60,000 Danish service-members have served in trouble spots all over the world in UN and NATO missions or through Danish participation in international coalitions.
- Since 1990 Danish soldiers, sailors, and airmen have participated in peace-building and peace-supporting operations and in the international fight against piracy and terrorism; often under harsh conditions far from Denmark's borders.
- Since 2018 Denmark has deployed soldiers, airmen, and fighter aircraft to the Baltic countries on a regular basis as part of NATO’s reassurance measures.