29-Mar-2012 Source: Terma
The Minister of Defence Nick HÃ¦kkerup is visiting locations in and around Washington, D.C.
Monday, the Minister opened a defense industry conference at the Danish Embassy, arranged by Danish Defence and Security Industries Association, FAD. Also, Nick HÃ¦kkerup met with his American colleague Leon Panetta in the Pentagon and later Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, confirming the strong ties between Denmark and the U.S.
Tuesday March 27, the delegation will continue to Pax River, where the participants will get an opportunity to see the fighters F-18 and F-35 and the helicopter MH-60R.
Later this week the delegation visits Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, who produce the MH-60R, which is one of the two remaining candidates in the Danish maritime helicopter competition. The other candidate is the AW159 by AgustaWestland.
You can read more about the visit on the Danish Embassy in Washington D.C.â€™s website.