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Corvette’s Radar and Combat System Failures Raise Safety Concerns in the Red Sea”.

BySamantha Nguyen

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

In recent news, Denmark’s most modern corvette, Iver Huitfeldt, experienced issues with its radar, combat system, and 76 mm cannon during a campaign in the Red Sea. 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.

The corvette encountered problems with its APAR radar specialized in fire control and the 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. These issues have raised concerns about 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 the details reported by the media. This incident with Iver Huitfeldt is not the first time a European warship has faced challenges while responding to threats in the Red Sea. 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

By Samantha Nguyen

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