According to the Danish Air Force, NATO has decided to invest in an upgrade of the military radar on Bornholm over the next couple of years.
With a range radius of 470 km, the radar is a key proponent of NATO’s monitoring of aviation activity in the Baltic Sea area.
Watching the Russians
The radar on Bornholm is one of three used for monitoring airtraffic in Denmark – the other two being on Skagen and Skrydstrup.
The installation is important because it warns the military if a Russian military aircraft is approaching the airspace of Denmark and other NATO members.
The radar is funded by NATO, but it is manned by Danish military personnel.