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Country: Denmark Denmark

Class, [Type]: Absalon, [AGF/AKR/AH].

Builder: Odense Steel Shipyard, Odense, Denmark.

Launch date: 25 February 2004.

Commission date: 19 October 2004.

Displacement ( tons ): 6.300.

Dimensions ( metres ): 137 x 19.5 x 6.3

Main machinery: CODAD: 2 x MTU 8000 M70 diesels (22.300 hp), 2 x props.

Speed ( knots ): 23.

Range ( miles ): 11.500 at 14 knots.

Complement: 99 + 70 staff.

Guns: 1 x 127mm/62 Mk45 Mod 4, 2 x 35mm GDM08, 4 x 12,7mm.

Missiles:  SSM: 16 x Harpoon Block II ( 2 x octuple VLS launchers ); SAM: 36 x Evolved Sea Sparrow RIM 162B ( 3 x Raytheon Mk56 VLS ), 4 x twin Sea Stinger launchers.

Torpedoes: 6 x 324mm MU-90 torpedoes ( 2 x triple launchers ).

Military lift: 2 x SB90E LCP, 2 x RHIB.

Radar: Navigation: 2 x FR-2135, E/F/I bands; Surface Search/Navigation: Terma Scanter 2001, I band; Air/Surface Search: 1 x Thales SMART-S 3D, E/F bands; Fire Control: 2 x SaabTech Ceros 200 Mk3, J/K bands.

Sonar: Atlas ASO 94, hull mounted.

Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 x DL-6T launchers, 4 x DL-12T launchers. ESM: EDO ES 3701.

Helicopter: 2 x EH 101.

Callsign: OUFA ( Oscar Uniform Foxtrot Alfa )

Homeport: Frederikshavn.