Danes Plan Fleet Modernization
The Royal Danish Navy is considering replacing its current Nils Juels-class frigates, Falster-class minelayers, and small Willemoes-class fast attack craft with six "Large Standard Vessels," each displacing about 4,600 tons.
They would be the largest Danish ships since the Navy operated coast-defense battleships at the turn of the century. The large-ship project was proposed in October by the committee reviewing the Danish fleet-in view of a new list of naval tasks approved by Parliament in 1995 as part of the approval of the current four-year plan. This introduced a new post-Cold War emphasis on international commitments, i.e., out-of-area operations.