The Søværnets Helikopter Tjeneste (naval helicopter service) was formed at Vaerlose in 1977 from the Naval Flight of the Air Force Esk.722. It was originally to become Esk.728 but recognition of the importance of the maritime concept led to the Service creation, against a climate of consolidation in the Danish forces.
In Jan 2004 the Service became a squadron in its own right and moved to Karup, to operate helicopters from the maritime assets of the Danish combined forces. It transferred back to the RDAF as Esk.723 on 1 Jan 2011.
Camcopter to Monitor Ship Emissions in Denmark, 16-Jul-20 : #drones The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to provide Schiebel S-100 Camcopter drones to monitor ships’ sulphur emissions on behalf the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA)
Skeldar Drone to Patrol Danish Waters, 14-Apr-19 : #environment The Danish Maritime Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency will start using Saab drone Skeldar north of The Great Belt sniffing large tankers when they pass going to and from the Baltic Sea to check if they comply with the sulphur limit
Danish Retires Lynx. MH-60R First Deployment, 14-Dec-17 : Denmark retires the Westland Lynx in use since 1980 with a last flight at Karup and starts first deployment of MH-60R Seahawk aboard a Thetis class frigate to the Faroe Islands and Greenland
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