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Dutch Navy News

Photo: Saab Seaeye

First European Customer For Sea Wasp

Saab Seaeye has received an order from the Defense Material Organization (DMO), within the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands for deliveries of the Sea Wasp underwater vehicle system.The Sea Wasp systems to be delivered will be used by the Dutch Navy.With a base weight of only 75 kg, Sea Wasp is a small and flexible ROV which can be used for a wide range of underwater operations, both within the commercial and military sectors. Sea Wasp can, for example, be used for sea mine detection and other reconnaissance operations.The order also covers some development, including the integration of the


Navy: $2.3B Deal for 12 Mine Hunting Ships

, composed of Naval Group and ECA Group, won the contract to supply 12 minehunting vessels to the Belgian and Dutch navies. Equipped with around 100 drones, constituting approximately 10 drone systems (toolboxes), six ships are destined for the Belgian Navy, while the other six will be delivered to the Dutch Navy.The 10-year contract is worth nearly $2.3B. After a three-year design phase, Belgium Naval & Robotics will launch the production phase of the ships and drone systems with a first delivery expected in 2024.The Belgium Naval & Robotics consortium as well as the Naval Group and ECA Group teams

Jelle Loosman (Managing Director, Damen Shipyards Den Helder),  Wing Commander KLTZ Marc Hermsen (Head of Purchase Office DMO) (Photo: Damen)

DMO Orders Damen Expeditionary Survey Boat

and engineering as well as the build, and the design will bring challenges. The contract requires that the ESB be capable of being transported in davits on board large logistics support vessels such as the JSS Karel Doorman and the LPD Johan de Witt, as well as other suitable vessels of the Royal Dutch Navy, to worldwide destinations so as to carry out its operational tasks over a number of days.The result is that the boat must be limited in size, profile and weight to 15.7 meters in length, 4.18 meters in height and 24 tonnes overall. However, within those parameters she will need to carry a full

Photo: Klein Marine Systems

Klein's Mine Hunting Capabilities on Display

and identification grade imagery, the manufacturer said.    Giuseppe Di Stefano, Klein Director of Marketing said, "Thanks to its survey speed of 10-12 knots, the Klein 5900 was able to complete the assigned mission in record time, under the competent eyes of the Belgian and Dutch Navy. The 5900 proved to be one of the most advanced seafloor imaging instruments, yet rugged and reliable in a variety of sea conditions. Klein’s innovative compression algorithms allowed for real-time full resolution image transmission over a radio link from the Seagull to the Belgian Navy Coast

Capt. Kyle Moses, commodore of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, left, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Master Chief Chris Borkenheim, command master chief of CTF 56, conducts pier inspections during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 16 (U.S. Navy photo by Sean Furey)

Divers Highlight Interoperability in Finding, Neutralizing Mines

improve our training level in different contexts so that when there are dangers we are used to facing them," said Bontemps. "We are also here to improve interoperability between nations."   "It's the big picture - the navy is here to protect our merchant shipping," added Dutch navy Lt. Cmdr. Lodewijk de Waard from Rhenen, Netherlands, who led the demonstrations for Donegan and Abdullah. "If our merchant shipping is threatened we have to protect them. If it deals with mines or improvised mines, it is a job for our unit in the Netherlands and the international community

'Commodore Hans Lodder and Sytze Voulon of Imtech Marine Netherlands are cutting the cable in de commandcenter of Zr.MS. Zeeleeuw. From left Henk Jan Vink (TNO Director defence research), Commander Jouke Spoelstra, Sytze Voulon (Managing Director Imtech Marine Netherlands), Captain Marc lsensohn, Commodore Hans Lodder and Commander Danny van den Bosch. Photo: Ministry of Defence.’

Dutch Navy Contracts Imtech for Submarine Upkeep

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 Defense Materiel Organization granted Imtech Marine Netherlands the assignment to carry out the mechanical, engineering and electrical upgrade works on board the submarines. The assignment will be carried out at the Naval base in Den Helder and will run from 2013 until 2020. IP-W includes a large number of modifications, such as disassembly, assembly and installation of a variety of equipment and systems. This will ensure that the

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