The role of Danish Armed Forces in the Arctic and KNUD

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The role of Danish Armed Forces in the Arctic and KNUD
Danish Defence and the marine
environment in the Arctic
Jens Peter Holst-Andersen
Commander, RDN/JHQ
The Arctic – new possibilities
Prognosis for icecoverage varies with the institute who predicts the situation.
5 predictions for the icecoverage for the timeframe 1981-2090
The Arctic – new challenges
Danish Arctic Strategy
•To enhance international
cooperation within search and
rescue and maritime environmental
protection.
Danish Defence units in the North
Atlantic and the Arctic
ST. NORTH
6 Patrols
(Sirius)
Maritime Surveillance
Aircraft
FAROE ISLANDS
THULE AIR BASE
DANEBORG
MESTERSVIG
2 Ocean Patrol Vessels
with helicopters around
Greenland/Faroe Islands
GREENLAND
2-3 Inspection
vessels
around Greenland
NUUK
5
The future
• Risk based approach
• Similar to the approach in
Denmark/Baltic Sea
• Risks should be the
dimensioning factor
• International cooperation
(no need to have it all)
6
The way to the future
Marine Environmental Risk
Assessment – concerning
waters in and adjacent to
Greenland and the Arctic
• Civilian contractor
• Cooperation with relevant and
interested partners (nat./int.)
7
But remember…
Prevention, prevention,
and prevention!
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Surveillance
As of 020001Z SEP 2013
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Surveillance
As of 050000Z NOV 2013
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Maritime operations in the Arctic and Danish ship design
THE KNUD RASMUSSEN CLASS OPV
Commander Jens Peter Holst-Andersen
CO KNUD RASMUSSEN CLASS OPV 2009-2012
Royal Danish Navy
Tasks
- Sovereignty Enforcement
- Search and Rescue
- Fishery Protection (securing 85 % of the Greenlandic gross income)
- Support for the local community
- Other tasks
KNUD RAMUSSEN class
main data
Lenght (total):
71,80 m
Beam
14,60 m
Draught
4,95 m
Displacement
(standard)
2050 t
Speed (eco)
12 kn
Speed (max)
17 kn
Icebraking
capability
80 cm (to
150 cm)
Basic crew
19 (to
43/45)
Range at 12
knots
7050 nm
Flexible Approach
4 Standard Flex Container Wells
Operating in the Arctic:
Features above the waterline
De-icing (heat) in
superstructure and open decks
Closed and heated
hangar for RHIB and
SAR-vessel
Closed and heated working areas
/decks
Operating in the Arctic:
Features below the waterline
Rolls-Royce Kamewa Ulstein
Bow Thruster (450 kW)
Rollss-Royce Ulstein-Hinze
Rudder (Becker Principles)
MAN – B&W
CP-propeller
VBS 1080
(Ice 1A)
Ice Keel
Rolls-Royce Brown Brothers
Stabilizers
Ice protecting
measures
”Ice Knife”
(Navigational sonar)
Operating in the Arctic:
Special features: SAR-vessel
Swedish STOREBRO-class
Lenght:
Beam:
Draught:
Crew:
Cargo:
Speed:
Range:
12,00 m
2,90 m
0,70 m
2 persons
10 persons/1000 kg
37 kn
500+ nm
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