Denmark Closes Airspace and Key Shipping Lane Following Missile Malfunction

Dangerous Missile Fragments Plague Danish Skies and Maritime Access as Test Fails

Denmark has had to close a portion of its airspace and one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world due to the risk of “falling missile fragments” following a failed test. The National Maritime Authority issued a warning to ships not to sail through the Great Belt strait, which is the primary maritime access point to the Baltic Sea after a navy vessel close to the Danish coast conducted a mandatory test on its missile launcher.

During the test, the missile launcher was activated and could not be deactivated, posing a risk that the missile could fire and fly several kilometers away. A naval exercise was taking place in the area at the time, as shown by a navigational warning.

The warning covered an area some 5-7 kilometers from the Great Belt bridge, which crosses the strait. The bridge remained open to traffic, according to its operator. The Danish military stated that the missile was launched from the frigate Niels Juel, which has previously participated in NATO exercises.

In a statement, the military said that the missile failure was caused by a “technical” problem and that specialists were dispatched to conduct an investigation. However, until the booster is disabled, there is still a risk that

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