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  • 13 February 2020
    Industry news

    The Netherlands-based company Royal IHC and trade unions FNV, CNV, RMU and De Unie have signed a covenant within the framework of the program for the replacement of the Dutch Walrus class submarines. A year ago, Royal IHC and France’s defense contractor Naval Group joined forces in a bid to secure a contract for […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Netherlands Navy launched the first modified Walrus class submarine, the Zr. Ms. Zeeleeuw, on December 3. The launch marks a milestone in the Life Extension Program (LEP) of the Walrus class submarines with the first one now ready to be commissioned. Zr.Ms. Zeeleeuw has undergone modification and modernization works which were performed by […]

  • 7 December 2011
    Industry news

    This week, the Ministry of Defence signed a contract for the refurbishment of the control rooms of the four Walrus-class submarines. A contract was also signed for the delivery of four Super High Frequency (SHF) satellite communication systems. The contracts form part of the sustainment programme for the Walrus-class submarines designed to assure the deployability […]

  • 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, […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy (Koniklijke Marine) recently shared photos of its Walrus-class submarine HNLMS Zeeleeuw on a visit to the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The second of overall four submarines in the class is visiting the Caribbean island for exercises with the Netherlands Marine Corps, according to the navy. In December 2015, Zeeleeuw became the first submarine […]

  • 16 December 2019

    The Dutch Ministry of Defence (MOD) has selected Naval Group, Saab Kockums and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems for the next bidding phase in the Royal Netherlands Navy’s submarine replacement program. On December 13, 2019, the Netherlands MOD announced that the three consortia are invited to enter the next stage of the EUR 2.5 billion (USD 2.8 […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has contracted Safran to deliver its Sigma 40 inertial navigation units and the associated computers to modernize the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarines. “We chose Safran Electronics & Defense because we have great confidence in their long experience as a supplier of naval equipment. Their system’s performance and reliability, as […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy is due to return to the Port of Tyne with the visit of the submarine HNLMS Walrus (Friday 18 April).   The 68m long submarine will spend four days at the Port’s Northumbrian Quay in North Shields, while her 50 strong crew will enjoy time in the North East. The Royal […]

  • 4 June 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Swedish submarine specialist Saab and its Dutch partner Damen have unveiled official images of their proposal for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarine replacement program. Speaking to Dutch newspaper Telegraaf, the heads of two companies provided drawings and first details on the capabilities of their submarine proposal. According to the images released by the companies, […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Swedish defence and security company Saab is teaming with Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group to explore future opportunities in the international submarine market. The companies have signed an exclusive teaming agreement to work together in pursuit of the potential Walrus-class submarine replacement programme for the Netherlands. In addition to this project, Saab and Damen will […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s submarine, HNLMS Walrus, paid a visit to the Port of Tyne over the Easter weekend, according to the Shields Gazette.   This is the first time in 10 years that a submarine has visited the Port’s Northumbrian Quay. The submarine was not opened to the public during her four-day stay and […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    On 13 May Imtech Marine signed a contract to be involved in the execution of the capability upkeep program Walrus-class submarines (IP-W) of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation granted Imtech Marine Netherlands the assignment to carry out the mechanical, engineering and electrical upgrade works on board the submarines. The assignment will […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Visit of Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky to Netherlands started on March 7. The visit will last till March 9 and include meetings with Dutch defense minister Hans Hillen, Royal Netherlands Navy Commander Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom, and Russian Ambassador to Netherlands Roman Kolodkin. The parties will discuss anti-piracy issues and further cooperation between […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 March 2012

      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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 10 November 2016

    Two Russian Navy destroyers in charge of protecting the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov on its deployment to the Mediterranean have detected and chased away a Dutch Navy submarine which attempted to spy on the group, Russian Ministry of Defence said. According to several media reports, including that of Russian RT, the submarine came as close […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines from 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff and Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) completed a port visit to Tomakomai, Japan, Feb. 8. The crew experienced the culture and sights of the city, and participated in tours and community service events (COMSERVs) in Tomakomai and the […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Dutch Navy submarine HNLMS Walrus paid a weekend visit to Portsmouth, UK, becoming the first submarine in two years to visit the Royal Navy base. Walrus is on the return leg of her operational sea training which she is undergoing after completing a dry-dock maintenance in 2017. Prior to entering Portsmouth, Walrus made a […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A U.S. federal appeals court has ordered the Navy to reduce the use of its towed array sensor system as it harms marine mammals. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California found that a 2012 district court decision which allowed the navy to use low-frequency sonar for training, testing, and operations was not in accordance with […]

  • 2 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Australia’s dedicated submarine sustainment organisation, ASC, is collaborating with Australian national science agency, CSIRO, and DMTC Limited, to pioneer the use of additive manufacturing for the repair of the six Collins-class submarines.

  • 3 June 2020
    Equipment & technology

    Babcock, an aerospace and defence company, has been awarded a multimillion-pound contract extension to manufacture a further eighteen tactical missile tube assemblies (MTAs) for General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB).

  • 2 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has lifted and mounted a 400-metric ton caisson unit into its new Joint Manufacturing Assembly Facility (JMAF). The company says the fixture will speed up submarine construction. “A fixture of this magnitude allows us to significantly improve construction efficiencies and shorten our production span times […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    USS Connecticut is one of three subs in her class.

  • 22 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The class of 2014 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), which included 225 new Merchant Marine and Military Officers, graduated in Kings Point, New York on Saturday.   Vice Admiral Michelle J. Howard, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy, delivered the commencement address to over 2,300 graduates, family members and […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A Russian Navy task group returning from their deployment as part of the country’s permanent Mediterranean task force entered the Atlantic Ocean en route to their Northern Fleet homeport. Ropucha-class landing ship Aleksandr Otrakovskiy, Vishnya-class intelligence ship Feodor Golovin and Altay-class oiler Yelnya transited the Strait of Gibraltar on February 19, escorted by Portuguese Navy corvette NRP António […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    While the first of the US Navy’s next-generation ballistic missile submarines is still scheduled to start construction in fiscal year 2021, navy officials are assessing potential delays in the Columbia-class submarine program after faulty welding was discovered on prefabricated missile tubes. In addition to the Columbia-class, other projects like the Virginia-class attack submarines and the […]