The Danish Armed Forces have a longstanding tradition for contributing to international military cooperation and operations.
Lieutenant General Per Pugholm Olsen at a meeting with iraqi partners in NATO Mission Iraq. Photo: Sgt. Vega / NMI Public Affairs
Denmark has participated actively in UN peacekeeping operations since 1948. Since 1949 NATO has been a cornerstone of Danish security and defence policy.
More than 60,000 Danish servive-members have served in trouble spots all over the world in UN and NATO missions or through Danish participation in international coalitions.
Since 1990 Danish soldiers, sailors, and airmen have participated in peace-building and peace-supporting operations and in the international fight against piracy and terrorism; often under harsh conditions far from Denmark's borders.
Since 2018 Denmark has deployed soldiers, airmen, and fighter aircraft to the Baltic countries on a regular basis as part of NATO’s reassurance measures.
Learn more about current deployments within the three main services of the Danish Armed Forces.