The advanced Danish warship faced multiple weapon issues while confronting the Houthis

In recent reports, it has been revealed that Denmark’s most advanced corvette, Iver Huitfeldt, faced significant challenges during a campaign in the Red Sea. The corvette experienced issues with its radar, combat system and 76 mm cannon while on duty to respond to the Houthis and protect international maritime routes in the region.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Sune Lund, commander of the corvette, an internal message was sent to superiors detailing these problems. 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 the mission, the APAR radar specialized in fire control and the C-Flex combat management system malfunctioned, preventing the ship 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 all details reported by media outlets.

This incident with Iver Huitfeldt is not unique as European warships have faced challenges while responding to threats in the Red Sea before. For example, Germany’s advanced missile guard ship Sachsen experienced a misfire when it launched missiles at a suspicious UAV resulting in a costly mistake. These instances highlight that modern warships face significant risks during combat operations which can lead to costly mistakes and compromise safety measures.

It remains unclear what caused these issues with Iver Huitfeldt’s systems but one thing is clear – modern warships must be equipped with reliable technology and robust maintenance procedures to ensure their effectiveness during missions.

By Samantha Johnson

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