ECA Group awarded UMS SKELDAR a procurement contract to supply the UAV SKELDAR V-200 as part of the naval mine countermeasures capability replacement, a programme led by Belgium Naval & Robotics – a consortium including Naval Group and ECA Group – which will supply twelve mine hunters equipped with drone systems (Toolbox) to the Belgian and Royal Netherlands navies.
Tag Archives : Belgian Navy
29 Jun 2020
On May 23, a new contractual milestone was reached as part of the Belgian-Dutch Mine Counter Measure (MCM) program: Exactly one year after notification of the contract in 2019, the program successfully passed the "Systems Functional Review" phase.
24 Jun 2020
The Royal Netherlands Navy (Koninklijke Marine) and Belgian Navy (Marinecomponent/Composante marine) will replace their current M-frigates (Karel Doorman-class), the Dutch MoD confirmed today in an official statement. The future frigates’ main task will be anti-submarine warfare (ASW) thanks to a new type of torpedo and their embarked NH90 NFH maritime helicopter.
25 May 2020
The construction of the Future Surface Combatant for the navies of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Marine) and Belgium (Belgian Naval Component) could face a further delay according to local media. The two parties don't seem to agree on some of the specifications of the so-called M-Frigate replacement.
14 Feb 2020
The Belgian Navy’s future research vessel Belgica was launched on 11 February 2020 at the Freire Shipyard in Vigo, Spain. The delivery of the ship in Zeebrugge, Belgium, is scheduled for the last quarter of this year.
09 Jan 2020
ECA Group, an expert in robotics, automated systems, simulation and industrial processes, will build its new plant in the port of Ostend in order to carry out the contract to supply their unmanned systems for the 12 minesweepers of the Belgian and Dutch navies.
20 Dec 2019
The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) will receive new uniforms from the end of 2020 under the Defense Operational Clothing System (DOCS) project, the Dutch Ministry of Defense announced on December 19.
18 Dec 2019
The Belgian Navy plans to deploy the Léopold 1er (F930) frigate within the French carrier strike group, the 2020 operational plan of the Belgian Defense Ministry reveals.
16 Dec 2019
The Belgian-Dutch Mine Counter Measure (MCM) program is making significant progress according to Naval Group. After the successful initial trials, the French shipbuilder is quietly progressing towards the industrialization phase. The current ramp-up phase will soon result in the creation of a dedicated subsidiary in Belgium by year-end.
02 Aug 2019
The Belgian Navy (Marinecomponent / Composante marine) frigate Leopold I started today a 5-month long deployment as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1).