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Naval Battle in the Red Sea: The Iver Huitfeldt’s Radar, Combat System and Artillery Issues

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
The advanced Danish warship faced multiple weapon issues while confronting the Houthis

Recently, the Danish media reported that the country’s most modern corvette, Iver Huitfeldt, experienced issues with its radar, combat system and 76 mm cannon during a campaign in the Red Sea. According to Denmark’s OLFI newspaper, Lieutenant Colonel Sune Lund, commander of the corvette sent an internal message to superiors detailing these problems. The corvette was on duty for three months to respond to the Houthis and protect international maritime routes in the Red Sea.

Iver Huitfeldt is part of a class of anti-aircraft defense ships that were put into service in 2011 and are the most modern warships of the Danish navy. During its mission, the corvette encountered problems with its APAR radar specialized in fire control and C-Flex combat management system which prevented it from firing long-range air defense missiles within 30 minutes. Additionally, the 76 mm artillery shells on board were damaged during the mission.

Lieutenant Colonel Lund expressed concern over the safety implications of using unstable shells in the warship’s ammunition depot. The Danish Ministry of Defense has initiated an investigation into the corvette’s combat activities in the Red Sea but has not confirmed any details reported by the media. This incident with Iver Huitfeldt is not unique as European warships have faced challenges while responding to threats in

By Samantha Nguyen

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