Report on major procurements of defence equipment by the Danish Ministry of Defence


Report no. 16/2023

The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Defence has procured major equipment in a satisfactory manner. 

Major procurements by the Ministry of Defence are on average four years and six months behind schedule, and several of them do not meet the requirements stated in the funding applications. Moreover, it is unclear whether the projects are within budget, and the ministry is frequently not adhering to the procurement guidelines. Rigsrevisionen considers this to be unsatisfactory. It entails a risk that the Danish Defence may not be capable of accomplishing all its tasks in a satisfactory manner. 

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in June 2023.

Read the introduction and conclusion (PDF)