Danish Defence

The Danish Armed Forces

Denmark has a very long lasting tradition regarding its defense and security policy and acquisitions: The policy is established through multi-year bi-partizan defense authorization acts.

Foto: Forsvarsgalleriet - Morten Fredslund

FAD is a permanently represented in various Committees and Working Groups with the Danish Armed Forces and maintains a continuous dialogue concerning national as well as international matters related to defense and defense industrial cooperation.

Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO)

DALO is the specialized materiel centre and logistics authority of the Danish Defence. The industry has with reference to the Danish government strategy "Open for Business" a good and effective cooperation with DALO. See link for more info.

DALO website DALO procurement page DALO Industry Helpdesk

Danish Defence Procurement plan

Danish Defence Procurement plan 2019 - 2034 and expected FAD activities

Use the links to the left for an overview of future Danish defense acquisitions above 50 millions DKR.
The overview is based on the procurement plan from DALO - The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization.

Please note: The overview is not complete. The complete,
official March 2019 procurement plan HERE

The complete, official January 2017 procurement plan HERE 


Expected and executed Danish non-civilian defense acquisitions in the coming five years.
Please note: All information on this website is given without any guarantee or liability in any form.


Expected Danish non-civilian defense acquisitions in the time frame 2020-2025.

Please note: All information on this website is given without any guarantee or liability in any form.


Expected Danish non-civilian defense acquisitions in the time frame 2025-2030.

Please note: All information on this website is given without any guarantee or liability in any form.


Defence Procurement Procedures

The common procurement procedures for materiel acquisition in the armed forces
in Denmark:

(1-4) Major procurements are normally initiated on the basis
of basic military requirements, which encompass the total sum
of the operational, technical, environmental and/or other demands on the
performance of the equipment. These requirements will form the basis of the
Materiel Commands' market survey and invitation for bids, field trials requests,
product improvement programs etc.

(5-6) The submitted bids are
evaulated, and a recommendation is forwarded to Defence Command
Denmark, containing information such as:

- A description of the products
for which bids have been received
- Price
- Payment conditions
Personnel requirements
- Necessary building modifications
- Expected
future operational costs
- Involvement of Danish companies
Recommendation of supplier

If the procurement is financed by the
operational and maintenance budget, the decision will be made by Defence Command
Denmark, and the contracting authority will sign the contract with the selected

(7) An application for the necessary
financing of a major procurement is forwarded by Defence Command Denmark, with
its recommendation, to the Ministry of Defence, MOD.

(8) The application
is further prepared by the MOD, and is presented to and
negotiated with the Defence Materiel Committee and The National
Agency for Enterprise and Housing.

The Defence Materiel Committee, which
is an advisory body, is composed of representatives from the Ministry of
Defence, Defence Command Denmark, the National Agency for Enterprise and
Housing, the Confederation of Danish Industries/Danish Defence & Security
Industries Association, FAD and labor unions. The Defence Materiel Committee
advises the MOD on matters relating to Danish industry's
capabilities within the presented projects, and the Committee is also informed
by Defence Command Denmark of future requirements and procurements.

National Agency for Enterprise and Housing negotiates the Industrial Cooperation

(9) The Ministry of Finance gives financial
approval if the procurement is within the national defence

(10) The Minister of Defence recommends the
procurement to the Danish Parliament's Finance Committee, whose approval is
prerequisite for funding allocation.

(11) Defence Command Denmark is
informed about the decision and the funds are allocated.

(12-16) When funds are allocated, the Materiel Command in question is
responsible for carrying out the actual procurement.

Danish Defence Industry Attaché

Denmark has defense attaché's in selected countries who, as a part of their activities, are promoting Danish defense products and services.

Washington D.C:

In the United States, the by far biggest market for Danish defence companies, there is a Danish Defence Industry Attaché's at the Royal Danish Embassy:

Lieutenant Colonel Jesper Duevang Rasmussen Attaché (Assistant Defense, army & naval) 

Henrik Navntoft Sønderskov

Henrik Navntoft Sønderskov


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