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  • 19 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy has concluded its large tactical exercise off the Norwegian coast. All the data collected during the tactical training was used to make 3D reconstructions. This technology makes it possible to analyze the exercise extremely accurately.   The exercise saw the Navy test various types of weapons, which were fired from the […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    “Today we conclude a long period of development, design, construction and trials. Many professional hands have contributed to the realisation of this outstanding ship.” Those were the words of the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom, in Den Helder on November 29 at the commissioning ceremony for the patrol vessel Groningen. […]

  • 29 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has taken delivery of a Mission Planning & Analysis System (MPAS) in the Final Operative Configuration for its fleet of NH90 NFH medium twin naval helicopters, AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced. This delivery of MPAS follows the one released into service in 2011 and it is aimed at both supporting […]

  • 13 November 2013

    In the space of a week, the Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Amsterdam has intercepted 2 drugs transports, confiscating a total of 1,200 kilos of cocaine in the process. In HNLMS Amsterdam’s first interception, the boat carrying the drugs was heading north from Colombia. After the go-fast boat had been picked up on the Amsterdam’s […]

  • 26 June 2013

    What happens when the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and Royal Netherlands Navy work together? A $24 million drug bust. The multi-agency seizure of 1,517 pounds of cocaine – estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $24 million – all began with a suspicious go-fast vessel. The crew of an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane was on […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Over the past two weeks, 26 Dutch Navy personnel were among 6,500 personnel from 35 countries practicing the combating of so-called asymmetrical threats on shore and at sea, focusing on mine countermeasures. This was all part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX), based in Bahrain. The main objective of this exercise, the largest in […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Industry news

    Dutch Navy’s submarine HNLMS Zeeleeuw is undergoing a major renovation. This sustainment project for the Walrus class of submarines will improve the worldwide deployability of the Netherlands’ four submarines with regard to conducting various missions, countering piracy being on the top of the list. Life-extending maintenance will bring these submarines, which were commissioned in the […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from the Royal Netherlands Navy have practiced re-storing a ship at sea with fuel and other essential supplies, using the training facilities at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall. A group of 13 Seaman Specialists used HMS Raleigh’s replenishment at sea (RAS) training rig, which simulates the transfer of stores, food supplies, liquids, such as fuel, […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Netherland’s Ministry of Defence and Thales Nederland have signed an agreement for the update of 16 Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon Systems that are operational in the Royal Netherlands Navy. The operational modification will bring the system to the highest operational status again, capable of dealing with current and future threats. In addition, this contract solves […]

  • 28 June 2012

    Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom paid a visit to South America for, among other things, a three-day meeting with his Brazilian counterpart, Admiral Julio Soares Moura Neto. This ‘navy-to-navy’ visit, now completed, was characterised by the friendly relations and mutual cooperation between the 2 navies. Talks were held with the Brazilians regarding more cooperation in the […]

  • 24 January 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    On January 10, 2012 VideoRay LLC of Phoenixville, PA, along with Dutch partner Nautikaris BV of Ijmuiden, Netherlands, completed the site acceptance test of four VideoRay Pro 4 submersible systems with spare parts, accessories, and custom modifications. Training for operators and repair personnel will be completed during January. The highly competitive contract was awarded to […]

  • 29 November 2011
    Industry news

    After successful platform trials, handover to the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation(DMO) and initial tests by the Royal Netherlands Navy the first OPV Holland returned to DAMEN Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen for the installation of the Integrated Mast Module (IMM). The installation was successfully completed in the past weeks and the ship integration tests are […]

  • 28 November 2011

    By the end of last year, Damen Shipyards Galati together with their traditional partner, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding from The Netherlands, signed the letter of intention for building a joint logistic support ship, for Royal Netherlands Navy. A few days ago, on 23-rd of November 2011, the contract has been signed. Being one of the […]

  • 22 November 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Global marine safety equipment provider, Mobilarm Limited announced today that it has secured its first production order for 90 Crewsafe V200 Maritime Survivor Locating Devices (MSLD) from the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN) for use in submarine escape and rescue. The order forms part of a RNN upgrade of all submarine escape and rescue equipment, including […]

  • 5 April 2011

      Two Somali pirates were killed in an operation by the Dutch frigate HNLMS Tromp on Saturday morning… (rnw) [mappress] Source: rnw, April 5, 2011;

  • 16 March 2011
    Research & Development

      The Dutch navy says it has discovered the sunken wreck of a German World War I submarine off the island of Terschelling and will designate… (star-telegram) [mappress] Source: star-telegram,March 16, 2011;

  • 1 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Raytheon and BAE Systems would be prime contractors on the proposed sales.

  • 28 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy, with over EUR6 billion in funds set aside for its acquisition and maintenance programs, is the major winner of the Netherlands defense ministry’s 2018 white paper. Army and air force follow with little over two and one billion euros, respectively, while 1.7 billion is to go on IT and cyber. The two most […]

  • 14 November 2017

    A Royal Netherlands Navy minehunter has discovered the wreck of the German Imperial Navy mine-laying submarine UC-69, 8.5 miles off the coast of Barfleur, northern France. Tripartite-class minehunter HNLMS Makkum made the discovery in late October but the wreck was identified in November. The wreck was identified by Dutch Navy submarine specialist Captain Lieutenant Jouke […]

  • 5 October 2017

    A Dutch and a Royal Navy ship recently completed what was termed by the Royal Navy as “the easiest RAS ever”, as support vessel RFA Mounts Bay took on fuel from Dutch ship HNLMS Karel Doorman in the Caribbean. A difficult – potentially dangerous – manoeuvre it’s typically performed mid-Ocean between a Royal Fleet Auxiliary […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Wave Knight was leaving the Dutch Antilles territory of Curacao recently when she completed a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the Caribbean Sea with the Royal Netherlands Navy’s multi-purpose frigate, HNLMS Van Amstel. The maneuver was a return to basics for Wave Knight as the ship is now primarily carrying out duties of Hurricane […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The largest vessel in the Royal Dutch Navy’s fleet recently became the first ship to have its hull cleaned with robot technology. Dutch company Fleet Cleaner announced that the Karel Doorman cleaning was a trial completed in December 2016. The company removed the fouling of the vessel using a hull cleaning ROV that performed both under- and above water cleaning. […]

  • 12 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has signed a contract with the Dutch and Swedish Ministries of Defence for a seven-year, in-service maintenance contract for five tug boats. The agreement covers all maintenance, both scheduled and non-scheduled, with the exception of the routine operational activities which fall within the remit of the crew. Under the contract, tug-crews may receive training […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Two would-be submarine commanders joined a Dutch boat in the Norwegian fjords to test their handling abilities. Lieutenant Commanders Ian Shropshall and James Collie dived and manoeuvred the Bruinvis in the narrow waters as she sought out – and then avoided – a Dutch frigate and patrol ship. Seen through the unmistakeable cross-hairs of a […]

  • 3 July 2014

    A visit to HMAS Stirling by Colonel Harold Jacobs, Defence Attaché for Australia and New Zealand at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, provided the Royal Australian Navy with the opportunity to return some World War II Netherlands artefacts.   Three of the four artefacts are ship’s Bridge voice pipes, from the six […]

  • 25 March 2014

    Three ships of the Dutch Navy and teams of the Special Maritime Forces (MARSOF) of the Dutch Marine Corps have been sent to sea anent the Nuclear Security Summit in 2014, in The Hague.   The said vessels are HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën, Holland and Friesland. The Dutch Navy has sent its ships to patrol […]