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  • 10 September 2019

    Royal Netherlands Navy and Portuguese Navy Karel Doorman-class frigates are getting Thales-developed Vigile D radar electronic support measures as part of their planned upgrades. The solution will be fitted on three Dutch Navy vessels, and two Portuguese Navy frigates. As explained by Thales, Vigile D helps electronic warfare systems cope with the growth in Electromagnetic […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has launched the second of two Pakistan Navy offshore patrol vessels at its shipyard in Galati, Romania. The two OPVs, referred to as corvettes by the Pakistan Navy, are being built under a contract from June 2017. The lead ship in the class was launched in May 2019 and is expected to […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A nine-ship task group has gathered off the Danish coast to start operations as part of a UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force. The group will work together in the first act of the two-month-long Operation Baltic Protector, designed to demonstrate the resolve of the UK, its allies and nations in the region to defend the sea […]

  • 17 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first of two Pakistan Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPV) was launched in Galata, Romania, the Pakistan Navy announced on May 17. The ship was launched after starting construction in a keel-laying ceremony in April 2018. While the navy refers to them as corvettes, the two vessels built by Dutch shipbuilder Damen are based on […]

  • 22 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The decision on the preferred contractor for the construction of the German Navy’s new MKS 180 surface combatants could be delayed once more, minister president of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein has indicated. Speaking to the German Press Agency DPA in Paris, Daniel Günther said a decision on the €4 billion project could be […]

  • 27 February 2019

    Mistral-class helicopter carrier BPC Tonnerre and frigate FS La Fayette kicked off the French Navy’s annual Jeanne d’Arc mission which sees a task group spend five months on operations around the world. During this year’s edition, Tonnerre and La Fayette will first sail to the Eastern Mediterranean, before transiting the Suez Canal for operations in the […]

  • 13 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Chilean Navy will likely acquire the remaining two Dutch Karel Dorman-class (M-frigates) frigates as they retire from the Royal Netherlands Navy’s service, following the signing of a letter of intent (LoI) between the two sides. The LoI was signed during the visit of Dutch defense procurement organization director Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard to Chile. […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    French defense contractor Naval Group has joined forces with Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC in a bid to secure a contract for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s submarine replacement project. The two companies are combining their experience and expertise in designing and manufacturing complex maritime and defense systems. Naval Group would define the submarine design with the […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    German-based technology company Atlas is offering a set of mine countermeasures (MCM) systems for a new class of minehunters that are to be built for the Belgian and Dutch Navy. The current minehunters operated by Belgium and the Netherlands were integrated by Atlas Elektronik and are equipped with an Atlas-delivered MCM command and control system. In […]

  • 7 January 2019

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s air defense and command frigate HNLMS Evertsen got underway from her homeport in Den Helder on January 5 to become the flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). Evertsen will spend the next six months in the Mediterranean and Black Seas patrolling the region, contributing to the maritime situational awareness […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Norwegian defense ministry has shared a detailed, and illustrated, plan of how it plans to salvage the HNoMS Helge Ingstad which has been sitting on the sea bottom in the Hjeltefjorden fjord after colliding with a tanker on November 8. While the plan provides no timetable on when the operation would take place, as the […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Mexican Navy floated out the SIGMA design-based long-range off-shore patrol vessel (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance – POLA) in a ceremony in Oaxaca on November 23. The launch ceremony of ARM Reformador – as the vessel is named – coincided with Mexican Navy Day. The 107-meter ship was floated out with a Sikorsky helicopter on board and […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Industry news

    French shipbuilder Naval Group has established a Dutch subsidiary, Naval Group Netherlands, in a bid to secure a role in the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarine and Tripartite-class mine countermeasures ship replacement programs. Led by Mark van Rooij, Naval Group Netherlands will serve the group’s commitment to establish long-term industrial activities. “Naval Group’s new subsidiary, […]

  • 25 October 2018

    The Netherlands became the first UK ally to announce it would send a warship to join the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on her first operational deployment in 2021. The announcement was made on October 24 during the visit of the King and Queen of the Netherlands to Downing Street. The exact type […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The Mexican Navy’s Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance (POLA) corvette is now 78 percent complete as the command bridge – the final Dutch-built module – arrived at the ASTIMAR 20 shipyard in Oaxaca late August. The Mexican Navy announced on Wednesday that the module had been installed and that a ceremonial launch of the vessel is […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The biennial multinational naval exercise NAIAS 2018 came to a close on September 21, after a week of maneuvers in the Aegean Sea. Participating units trained in multi-threat warfare events, including anti-asymmetric warfare, maritime interdiction and counter-terrorist events. The scenario of NAIAS 18 reflected the contemporary challenges threatening the maritime security. Units from Greece, Egypt, Albania, […]

  • 30 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Marines from Germany and the Netherlands will be honing their evacuation skills in the Rostock port aboard the Royal Netherlands Navy’s amphibious ship HNLMS Karel Doorman. Named ‘Schneller Adler 2018’ – which translates to Fast Eagle – the exercise starts on September 3 and will consist of port and at sea evolutions. Some 60 marines […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $60 million contract modification for work on the delivery of torpedoes and related support services for the navies of the US and Taiwan. Half of the purchases under the contract are reserved for Taiwan, while 47 percent is for the US Navy with remaining three […]

  • 22 August 2018

    A Dutch company whose trawler was caught plundering a WW1 shipwreck will have to pay nearly £250,000 after being caught by the Royal Navy in August 2016. The crew of Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Severn found the hydraulic claws of Dutch-registered salvage ship Friendship lifting £90,000 of steel and copper. The metal was stripped from the […]

  • 17 August 2018

    The Royal Netherlands Navy offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Friesland has seized 406 kilos of cocaine from a vessel in a joint operation with the Sint Maarten coast guard. The drugs were seized on Thursday after a suspect vessel was spotted by Friesland’s NH90 helicopter. According to the Dutch Navy, the intercepted vessel attracted attention due to […]

  • 26 June 2018

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 HMS Montrose escorted two Russian warships through the English Channel as they transited towards the Mediterranean Sea. The Plymouth-based frigate sailed up the Channel to meet with corvettes RFS Boikiy and Stoikiy as the Russian vessels sortied from their base in the Baltic and entered the North Sea. HMS Montrose worked […]

  • 19 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Brazilian Navy is currently in the process of selecting the best bidder for its Tamandaré-class corvette acquisition project and has revealed the list of teams vying for the project in which Brazil is reportedly ready to invest US$1.6 billion.  As revealed by the navy, the contender list includes companies from Ukraine and India, in addition […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Bartolomeu Dias (F333) departed Portugal on April 26, heading for Den Helder in the Netherlands where it will undergo a modernization program.  The midlife upgrade of the former Karel Doorman-class frigate is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, the navy said. Built by the Dutch De Schelde Group […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen recently hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the first of two Pakistan Navy offshore patrol vessels at its shipyard in Galati, Romania. The ceremony was attended by Pakistan Navy Rear Admiral Farrokh Ahmad, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Projects), other navy officials and Damen representatives. Pakistan and Damen signed a contract for the […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has contracted Spanish defense technology company Indra to equip the Mexican Navy’s new long-range offshore patrol vessel (POLA) with its RIGEL electronic defense system. The system will allow the vessel, which is currently under construction, to detect the presence of other platforms. Indra’s system detects and analyzes radar signals in the vessel’s […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Philippine Navy’s troubled frigate acquisition project is set to make headway after the navy’s technical inspection and acceptance committee approved a design review for the two new vessels. According to Philippine media reports, the design review was approved March 23 while a ceremonial steel cutting to mark the construction start is likely to take place […]