The Royal Danish Air Force's F-16s will undergo a promising enhancement of its
capabilities by installation of EADS' MILDS F missile warning system and the
addition of advanced weaponry such as the Raytheon's AIM-9X missile and the
Raytheon's Enhanced Paveway II bomb to its weapon system.
On 19 July 2004, Denmark signed a contract with Raytheon for the production of
Enhanced Paveway II bomb guidance kits under a direct commercial sale. No
further details on the Enhanced Paveway II (EP2 or EGBU-10/12/16) sale to
Denmark have been disclosed yet with deliveries beginning in April 2005.
The Royal Danish Air Force currently operates the Paveway II and Paveway III
bombs. The EP2 bomb features a duel seeker consisting of GPS- and laser-based
guidance systems. The GPS guidance system enables EP2 to operate in adverse
weather conditions. Almost half of weapons used by the United Kingdom during the
recent military campaigns in Afghanistan (Enduring Freedom 2001) and Iraq (Iraqi
Freedom 2003) were EP2s with excellent scoring.
On 21 July 2004, Denmark and the US Navy executed a Letter of Offer and
Acceptance paving the way for the manufacture and delivery of the AIM-9X
air-to-air missile to the Royal Danish Air Force. Denmark becomes the fourth
AIM-9X international operator alongside South Korea, Poland and Switzerland and
the United States as well.
20 July 2004, EADS and Danish TERMA A/S were awarded a contract by Denmark for
development, manufacture and integration of MILDS missile warning system adapted
for fighter aircraft. The MILDS F is optimized against shoulder-launched
The 30 AN/AAR-60(V)2 MILDS F passive, UV imaging sensor, low false alarm rate
missile warning system ordered by Denmark will be installed on the F-16 fighter
aircraft. The warning system will be integrated into a pylon and linked to the
Danish F-16's AN/ALQ-213 electronic warfare management system.
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