Report on the acquisition and phasing out of the Kestrel (Tårnfalken)


Report no. 15/2005

The report deals with the Danish Defence’s acquisition and phasing out of the unmanned aerial vehicle the Kestrel during the period 1995-2006 and is prepared on the basis of the Public Accounts Committee’s request for a report and evaluation of the course of events.

Against this background, the NAOD has examined and evaluated:

  • the Defence’s preparation of the acquisition
  • the Defence’s briefing of the Finance Committee on the acquisition
  • the Defence’s contract with the supplier and the related follow-up
  • the initiatives taken by the Defence to secure implementation of the project
  • the Defence’s basis for phasing out the system.