Absalon (F341) and Esbern Snare (F342)
They were re-classified from "fleksible støtteskibe" (flexible support ships) to frigates, much more fitting to their characteristics. Accordingly, the hull number changes from L16 to F 341/L17 to F342. I.e. not new ships, but newly classified ships
That means the strange classification of the Absalon class is now history.
The main task of the two ships will be from now on anti-submarine warfare. For their MH-60R Seahawk helicopters, ASW equipment is already on order. I do not know, if they will also get a towed array sonar (there is space available).