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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

  • NATO has been a cornerstone of Danish security and defence policy since 1949.
  • Denmark has participated actively in UN peacekeeping operations since 1948.
  • 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 and enhanced forward presence.


Last updated August 23, 2020 - 18:01