Denmark shuts airspace and one in every of world’s busiest delivery lanes after missile failure | EUROtoday

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Denmark was pressured to shut a part of its air area and one of many world’s busiest delivery lanes because of the danger of “falling missile fragments” following a failed take a look at.

The National Maritime Authority warned ships to not sail by the Great Belt strait, the primary maritime entry to the Baltic Sea, after the missile was launched from a navy vessel off the Danish coast.

“The problem occurred during a mandatory test where the missile launcher is activated and cannot be deactivated,” the navy mentioned in an announcement.

“Until the missile launcher is deactivated, there is a risk that the missile can fire and fly a few kilometres away,” the navy added.

A naval train was ongoing within the space, a navigational warning confirmed.

The warning coated an space some 4 kilometres (2.5 miles)south of the Great Belt bridge, which crosses the strait. The bridge remained open to visitors, its operator mentioned.

The Danish navy mentioned the missile was launched from the frigate Niels Juel, which has beforehand taken half in Nato workout routines.

In an announcement, the navy mentioned the missile failure had been attributable to a “technical” downside and that specialists had been deployed to hold out an investigation.

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