News from Exercise DANEX 10
DANEX 2010 is over
After 11 days at sea, the DANEX-exercise is now over. It has been an instructive experience for both the participants and the staff conducting the exercise.
Press(ure) on the Navy
The captains of five DANEX units were trained in receiving the press and keeping their wits about them, as the questions rained down and the camera was rolling.
Rollercoaster ride at sea
HDMS VIBEN and her crew have been at sea for nearly two weeks. It might seem like a long time, but the days fly by when you have a busy schedule whit plenty of action. Not two days are the same.
The commander has shaved
LNZ ZEMAITIS has been sailing with the Task Force units for a week now. Much has to be done as the ship has a young crew and young officers, including the Commander, who has only been in charge for two months.
A report from logistics
Events like the celebrations for the Danish Navy’s bicentennial and DANEX 2010 demands big logistics set-ups. Here’s a report from the Danish Logistics TEAM ALFA.
Demolition at sea…
On Saturday, 21th of August, ships conducting mine hunting operations off the Danish coast destroyed three WW II mines.
VIBENS last stand
VIBEN is back in the waters around Bornholm where the last serials ended before the final phase of DANEX 2010 starts. Together with the rest of Task Force 475 VIBEN is ready for the TACEX-phase, where the scenario is beginning to take shape.
The staff goes ashore
After two weeks on the command ship HDMS THETIS, Danish Task Group went ashore on Bornholm today. From here the staff will run the final part of the DANEX-exercise.
Mines destroyed after 66 years
On Saturday HDMS MAKRELLEN and HDMS HAVKATTEN of Task Group 475.03 disposed of 3 WWII airdropped Mk. 7 seamines off the island of Samsø in front of cameras from the largest two Danish TV-stations and other media.
The MULTEX is a shooting/firing exercise aiming at destroying flying and/or floating targets.
The Special Forces are in place
In a desolate place in a country far away there stands a city of more than 60 tents, which houses a multinational special force. To the watchful eye, there is nothing special about the city, except for the number of antennas sticking out.
Bravo Zulu for BREMEN
“Execute Torpedo Counter Measures!“ It is Thursday, 19th of August, and there are a lot of things happening on the bridge of FGS BREMEN. The simulated UN Task Group has just been attacked by an enemy submarine and is trying to defend itself.
A day at DANEX with HDMS GLENTEN
The morning rolls were a bit flat this morning, and the reason for that is not that the kitchen doesn´t master the art of bakery, but that the oven was still in parts after a small meeting with the previous evenings dessert during a MULTEX.
An unusual sailor
It is probably rare in the Danish Navy that a steward reads the 17th century book “Den Nordiske Kriigs Krønicke” (Chronicle of the Nordic War) by Sthen Jacobsen during breaks.
A busy day for S80 HYÄNE
Throughout the fourth day of the first phase of DANEX 2010, S80 HYÄNE had a very pleasant time at sea.
Preparing for battle
On Tuesday and Wednesday the ships conducting mine hunting during the DANEX-exercise were preparing for unexpected attacks and fighting simulated damage.
Admiral Danish Fleet is happy
DANEX 2010 is his last trip as Admiral Danish Fleet: On September 1 Rear Admiral Nils Wang will assume his new position as head of the Danish Defence Academy and Rear Admiral Finn Hansen will take over as head of the Danish navy.
Live from BREMEN
The first days of the DANEX-exercise have been busy but also interesting for the German frigate BREMEN.
No shaving on board
The Lithuanian participant in DANEX 2010, LNS Zemaitis, has given the following account of the first days of the exercise – and an old marine superstition has been reintroduced
Attack from the air
“Impact in five seconds! Four! Three! Two! One! Bang, Bang, Bang!” The French destroyer LA MOTTE-PICQUET was attacked from the air. Luckily it was only a part of the DANEX-exercise.
DANEX 2010 has begun
The Danish Navy bicentennial festivities are winding down and the Danish navy exercise DANEX 2010 has started
We have a plan!
As a primer to DANEX 2010 the so-called ”Pre Sail Conference” was held yesterday at Holmen.
From the Falklands to Copenhagen
Whether it comes to hundreds of litres of oil or diesel, or supplies of fruit, drinks, flour, grains and meat, the English FORT ROSALIE deliver the goods.
The Frigate at the end of Langelinie
134 meters long and several decks high, the Norwegian frigate HELGE INGSTAD is not easy to miss.
Yet she is somewhat discreetly placed behind the wharf Langelinie tip and the centre pier, where there is room and depth enough to the huge hull.
Feel, touch and smell
The Fleet visit in Copenhagen gives the audience every opportunity to study the ships at close.