- 2 * MTU 8000 M70 diesel engines
- 2 * shafts
- 22,300 bhp (16.6 MW)
- 2 * SB90E LCP
- 2 * RHIBs
- Thales SMART-S Mk2 3D volume search radar
- Terma Scanter 6002 surface search radar
- Atlas ASO 94 sonar
- 4 * Saab CEROS 200 fire control radars
- ES-3701 Tactical Radar Electronic Support Measures (ESM)
- 4 * 12-barrelled Terma DL-12T 130 mm decoy launchers
- 2 * 6-barrelled Terma DL-6T 130 mm decoy launchers
- Seagnat Mark 36 SRBOC
- 1 * 5 inch (127 mm)/54 Mark 45 mod 4 gun
- 7 * 12.7 mm heavy machine gun
- 3 * VLS with up to 36 RIM-162 ESSM/RIM-7 Sea Sparrow (Mk 56/Mk 48 VLS)
- 8-16 * Harpoon Block II SSM
- 2 * Oerlikon Millennium 35 mm Naval Revolver Gun Systems CIWS
- MU90 Impact ASW torpedoes
- 4 * Stinger Point-defence SAM
- 2 * EH-101 or 2 * Westland Lynx
HDMS Absalon (F341) and her sister ship Esbern Snare are the largest ships ever built to serve the Royal Danish Navy (RDN), and are the two members of the Absalon class. The two ships in the Absalon class, named after Danish archbishop and statesman Absalon, received full operational status in 2007.
The ships are the first in a series of RDN vessels tasked with carrying out new types of missions, and are to form the backbone of the international operations that the RDN is increasingly focusing on.
The Absalon-class ships are primarily designed for command and support roles, with a large ro-ro deck, but with their many offensive weapons and new anti-submarine weapons and tasks, the class was changed to frigates in 2020. While the following three frigates of the Iver Huitfeldt class will be equipped for a combat role and potentially equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles, a first for the Danish Navy. Although similar to the Absalon-class vessels, these frigates will not have a large ro-ro deck. the frigates received full operational status in 2010 and 2011, replacing the Niels Juel-class corvettes.