THREE UNITS OF THE IVER HUITFELDT – CLASS ARE OPERATIONAL SINCE 2013
Derived from the design of the Command Support Ship, the Frigate is primarily configured for multi-aspect warfare operations. Incorporation of a 32-cell Mk 41 vertical launcher amidships and an advanced anti-air warfare system based on an active-array multifunction radar makes this class of vessel prepared for area air defence and long range strikes. For other maritime missions the Frigates are equipped with four Standard Flex containers each ready for 12 Evolved SeaSparrow missiles or eight Harpoon Block II missiles. The armament further includes two OTO-Melara 76 mm Super Rapido guns forward, one of which can be replaced by a US Mk 45 Mod 4 127 mm gun. For close defence the Frigates are armed with one 35 mm Millennium gun aft, Stinger missiles and heavy machine guns.
First unit has passed Flag Officer Sea Training in preparation of deployment with US Carrier Battle Group.