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Striking Back

Raytheon’s Tomahawk cruise missile Block development provides new challenges to Kongsberg’s increasingly popular Naval Strike Missile. For a long time in the post-Cold War world,...
Trident Juncture 2018.

DSEI 2023: Dutch De Zeven Provincien mid-life upgrade delivers BMD effect

Mid-life upgrade (MLU) work being conducted onboard the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN’s) four De Zeven Provincien-class air-defence and littoral command frigates has delivered a...
Saab Damen Expeditionary Submarine for the Netherlands. Artist impression

Saab proposes expeditionary design to meet Dutch replacement submarine competition requirements

Swedish shipbuilder Saab has submitted its submarine design proposal for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN’s) next-generation submarines. The RNLN is conducting a procurement competition to...
A Tomahawk missile is fired from the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey.

Netherlands returns to Tomahawk procurement

The Netherlands plans to procure Raytheon’s Tomahawk sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM) from the US Navy (USN), the Dutch defence ministry (MoD) has announced. The plans...
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Dutch reveal dates for BEL/NL frigate deliveries

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed the delivery dates for the four new surface ships being procured under the collaborative Belgium/Netherlands anti-submarine...
A Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) Alkmaar-/Tripartite-class minehunter (centre) transits with Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) in 2014. The RNLN’s new MCM vessels could provide a future platform for seabed warfare capability. (NATO Maritime Command)

Navies Consider Response to Seabed Warfare Risk

The emergence of seabed warfare as a strategic, political, and operational risk for Western countries is prompting navies to consider capability requirements, and the...
The Mexican Navy’s Sierra-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ARM Benito Juarez is pictured at sea. Damen Naval designs, builds, and supports ships for a range of international customers, including the German, Indonesian, Netherlands, and Mexican navies.

Shipbuilding With VR, AR and Digital Twinning

Damen develops simulation training products to add value in ship concept, design, build, and support. Navies are seeking to introduce new ships more quickly and...
HNLMS Zeeleeuw

Stealthy Sub-Surface Data Gatherers

The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) submarine service chief Captain Herman de Groot discusses the changing underwater operating environment and how the RNLN’s upgraded Walrus-class...
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European Shipyards Build Individual and Collective Capability

Published in the February/March 2021 Issue - As Euro-Atlantic naval activity ramps up, key shipyards in the region are bringing their individual and combined...

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