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.
Tag Archives : Netherlands
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.
23 Apr 2020
France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have decided to join efforts in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis currently affecting their overseas territories. In order to help relief local populations, they decided to bring a coordinate military answer in support of civilian crisis management tools.
15 Apr 2020
Saab Seaeye has received an order from the Defence Material Organisation (DMO), within the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands for deliveries of the Sea Wasp underwater vehicle system.
13 Apr 2020
The Royal Netherlands Navy's HNLMS Karel Doorman set sails for the Caribbean this morning. The Joint Logistic Support Ship (JSS) has been tasked by the Dutch Ministry of Defense to support civilian authorities in fighting the COVID-19 if the situation calls for it.
22 Jan 2020
The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) now allows women as crew members in its fleet of submarines. This is the result of a test during which women successfully participated to on-board operations as part of the submarine crew.
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.
16 Dec 2019
Following the recent Dutch government announcement regarding the Walrus-class replacement program, Saab-Damen and Naval Group each issued a statement. The German shipbuilder TKMS has yet to comment.
05 Dec 2019
Naval News visited the Royal IHC shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel to learn about the Naval Group Royal IHC proposal for the Royal Netherlands Navy (Koninklijke Marine) Walrus-class submarine replacement program.