In battle, mealtimes for the HDMS Peter Willemoes are tightly orchestrated affairs. The 160 person crew is divided into three teams, and each team has only six minutes to eat their meal.
HDMS Peter Willemoes is a Royal Danish warship built for 21st century combat, equipped with sophisticated detection systems and powerful weapons. But before her crew can take her out to sea, they've got to prove they have what it takes to fight off enemy threats. Enter restricted waters and witness the series of intense battle simulation exercises her sailors must pass in order to join the multinational NATO Response Force. The stakes are high, but fortunately, they have one of the world's most advanced frigates on their side.
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