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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization remains the bedrock of Denmark’s national security. It is also one of the two countries within the European Union, which proposed higher defense budget in 2010 than in 2009.  In September 2011,  Deputy Assistant Secretary of th Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance,  Frank A. Rose, stated that Denmark "punches above its weight class" in regards to BMD cooperation with the United States. In 2004, the Danish government agreed to an upgrade to a radar in Thule, Greenland for use as a Ballistic Missile Early Warning Radar System. 
Current Developments
In December 2012, Denmark volunteered to deploy to Patriot air defense batteries to Turkey, to reinforce its defenses in response to the Syrian conflict. 

Denmark hosts a Ballistic Missile Early Warning Radar System  in Thule, Greenland. This radar is an integral part of the U.S. missile defense architecture.  Denmark is also equipped with Patriot PAC-3 missile batteries.

Updated February 14, 2014


Ian Williams 

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