|Three danish warships, one Niels Juel-class corvette, and two Standard Flex 300 ships are ready to go to Libanon, as Denmarks contribution for a UN-force, should UN ask for it.
The danish ships are standing by, the Corvette, which will be "Peter Tordenskiold", is on 24 hr standby. The trip down to Libanon will take 3 weeks for the danish ships.
The Standard Flex 300 ships is equipped in the fighting-role, fully armed.
This might very well be the last time, a danish Corvette is send to an international conflict, since the new Command & Support ships of the Absalon-class will be ready in 2007.
The replacement for the Corvettes in the Niels-Juel class is schedueled to be finished in 2011 and 2012. The three 1300 ton Corvettes will be replaced by three large 6200 ton Frigates, which will be very similar to the Absalon-class, but with better armament and sensor-systems.