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  • 22 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s logistic support vessel HNLMS Pelikaan is undergoing refit works at the naval base Parera in Willemstad, Curaçao, where it is expected to remain until April 2017. HNLMS Pelikaan was launched in 2006 in Galati, Romania, and sailed into Willemstad for the first time on 11 September 2006. Her arrival was welcomed by the […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dutch Defence Minister Hans Hillen had a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Dr. Ismet Yilmaz in Istanbul last week. The Defence ministers signed a statement aimed at enhancing the military cooperation between the two NATO allies. Mr Hillen subsequently paid a visit to the frigate HNLMS Evertsen, which was moored in the Bosporus to mark […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The Netherlands-Belgian Operational School has opened its doors at the naval port in Den Helder. This binational centre of expertise conducts 170 different maritime training courses every year, with 2,500 to 3,000 attendees from the Netherlands and abroad. The school offers many state-of-the-art facilities, including a large multifunctional room, where students can work out tactical […]

  • 19 February 2020
    Vessels

    Integrated subsea services provider N-Sea Group has been awarded a new contract by the Royal Netherlands Navy (Koninklijke Marine). As informed, the company will be working closely with the navy on mine countermeasure activity, development and training – all in preparation for the implementation of newbuild mine countermeasures vessels. Separately, N-Sea awarded a contract for […]

  • 12 April 2012
    Industry news

      On Wednesday 11 April, in Harlingen the third of four Holland Class Oceangoing Patrol Vessels, “Friesland” built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the Royal Netherlands Navy, was transferred to the Defence Materiel Organization of the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands. After delivery the Friesland will directly start an extensive testing and work-up […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Authorities

    On Tuesday 10 February, Royal Netherlands Navy warship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, joined the EU Naval Force. The warship, which is a Landing Platform Dock, will be deployed in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden for three months as the EU Naval Force flagship. It will accommodate the Force Headquarters staff, led by Swedish […]

  • 9 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship, HMS Bulwark, has arrived in the Dutch port of Rotterdam to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the United Kingdom-Netherlands Landing Force (UKNLLF). The main events during the visit will be a combined amphibious demonstration, highlighting the high level of joint working between Dutch and UK maritime forces. […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The Lynx-helicopter which has been sitting on the beach in the Libyan town of Sirte was transported to the capital, Tripoli, on 27 February 2012. There, the helicopter will be prepared for civilian transport to the Netherlands.The Lynx is no longer airworthy and will be dismantled and scrapped. The Libyan authorities are assisting in the […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The commissioning ceremony, held on July 6 in Den Helder marked the official entry into service as one of Her Netherlands Majesty’s Ships (HNLMS) of the patrol vessel Holland. HNLMS Holland gives its name to the Holland class of vessels, a series of 4 Ocean-going Patrol Vessels. The patrol vessels, which have an overall length […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Netherlands Navy has invited tenders for the provision of naval vessel maintenance services. After 4 years of performing operational tasks the naval ship, “Zr. Ms. Holland” requires maintenance and conservation services. In order for the vessel to be operational for a further 4 years, the following works have to be undertake: Cleaning, pre-treatment and repair of the preservation […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Dutch naval vessels will not participate in the European Union’s counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia this year. This was stated in a letter sent by Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, the country’s Minister of Defense, to the lower house of the Dutch parliament on March 7. Problems with the patrol vessels, personnel shortages and other […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 March 2012
    Authorities

      Visit of Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief ADM Vladimir Vysotsky to Netherlands finished on March 10. Vysotsky arrived in Netherlands on March 7. Russian Navy CinC met with Dutch defense minister Hans Hillen, Royal Netherlands Navy Commander Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom, and Russian Ambassador to Netherlands Roman Kolodkin. The parties discussed a number of naval cooperation […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Netherlands stopped supplying personnel for the European Union Training Mission Somalia (EUTM Somalia) as of March 28, the Dutch Ministry of Defense said.  The Dutch contribution to the mission involved a maximum of fifteen soldiers. As informed, the country opted for this decision due to personnel shortages and “a limited military effectiveness of the […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Alewijnse’s International Switchboard Production division will have a stand at this year’s 25th Netherlands Industries for Defence & Security symposium and exhibition. This follows work by Alewijnse in recent years on a number of naval projects, including the electrical installation for the 28,000 tonne Joint Support Ship, currently being fitted out at Damen Schelde Naval […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s De Zeven Provinciën-class air defence frigate HNLMS Tromp docked in Rotterdam December 9. The frigate arrived at Rotterdam’s Wilhelmina Pier to mark the 350th anniversary of the Netherlands Marine Corps, held December 10, 2015. The anniversary is marked by a parade which will be attended by the King of the Netherlands, […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $223,081,894 fixed-price-incentive-firm contract for the procurement of 485 AIM-9X Block II All Up Round Tactical Low Rate Initial Production Lot 14 Missiles for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the governments of Singapore, the Netherlands, Kuwait, and Turkey.   In addition, this contract provides […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (The Seven Provinces) left her homeport Willemstad, the Netherlands, for the Caribbean Sea. The first ship of the De Zeven Provincien class will be used as a station ship in the Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea. A Belgian Navy Alouette III helicopter, along with its support team, […]

  • 20 November 2013

    The Netherlands is to continue participating in the counterpiracy mission off the coast of Somalia for another year, until the end of 2014. This was decided by the government last week. From February to mid-May, the Netherlands will deploy the air-defence and command (ADC) frigate HNLMS Evertsen for NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield. Another ADC frigate, […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Netherlands Navy’s Holland-class offshore patrol vessels HNLMS Groningen left for the waters off Somalia on August 9. HNLMS Groningen is deployed under the flag of the European Union’s counterpiracy mission Atalanta. This marks the first time the Royal Netherlands Navy has sent a patrol vessel on a counterpiracy missions off the East African coast. Before […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Training & Education

    During the coming weeks, the Royal Netherlands Air Force will free up part of Dutch military airspace for civilian use. This is to enable better distribution of the large number of extra flights during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. The airspace provided by the Defence organisation is to act as a kind of […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities

    Two ships of the South Korean Navy, ROKS Dae Cheong and ROKS Kang Gam Chan, conducted a port visit to Rotterdam, the Netherlands on Oct 31. The ships were open to public during the weekend and everyone could board the ships for a tour. The 134 meter long supply ship Dae Cheong and the 150 […]

  • 5 June 2013

    The Royal Netherlands Navy is on standby again to provide emergency assistance in the event of hurricanes, according to Dutch Defense Ministry. The Atlantic hurricane season, which began on 1st June, is the period when hurricanes usually form in the Atlantic Ocean. There have been several storms over the past years that have not been fully tropical, being categorized as […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Equipment & technology

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s mine detection and neutralization force has added three new autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The new generation Remus 100 marine robots enable mapping of the underwater soil and viewing objects such as mines, explosives but also missing persons. The AUV can perform pre-programmed missions autonomously as they are equipped with Seebyte Neptune […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy formally took delivery of three Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tugs in an official handover ceremony at the Den Helder Naval Base. The acquisition of the three Damen tugs is part of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s ongoing fleet renewal program. The hybrid vessels, named Noordzee, Waddenzee and Zuiderzee, can sail under diesel-direct, diesel-electric […]

  • 29 September 2011

      The Netherlands is to extend its participation in NATO’s Operation Unified Protector by 3 months. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Uri Rosenthal, and the Minster of Defence, Hans Hillen, on Wednesday 21 September. The Dutch contribution will continue to consist of a Dutch minehunter, 6 F-16s, two of which are […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The cabinet of the Dutch government has submitted a D-letter to the parliament to begin the construction of the combat support ship (CSS) Zr.Ms. Den Helder, shipbuilder Damen said. The D-letter, part of the Defense Materiel Process (DMP), is the conclusive letter announcing the procurement decision for a large military project. With this new ship, […]

  • 21 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Dutch and Australian armed forces are looking into ways to intensify their cooperation with regard to cyber warfare, submarines and the F-35. This was announced during the visit to Australia by the Netherlands Chief of Defence, General Peter van Uhm. “Due, among other things, to the strategic position of Australia with regard to Asia, […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy ships HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and HNLMS Friesland are currently moored in St. Petersburg for the NEVA maritime exhibition. The NEVA exhibition is one of the biggest international trade fairs in the world for international shipping, shipbuilding and offshore energy technology. High-quality and innovative As examples of high-quality and innovative Dutch […]