The four Dutch air-defence and command frigates will remain in service for five years longer than originally planned. To keep them up to date, the ships will get new radars. In addition, the two ships that will remain in service the longest will get jammers. In 2019,...
Damen Shipyards is currently contracted to supply the German navy with four new F126 frigates. This contract includes an option for two more. Although the German navy reported in June it wanted to make use of that option, the German Minister of Defence Christine...
The F126 frigates are one of the largest procurement projects in the history of the German navy and represent a unique and challenging project. As Dutch shipbuilder Damen won the project, we sat down with Damen Naval’s project director Frank Verhelst to find out...
The closure of the Suez Canal by the Ever Given and the tragic of the war of the Russian nazi-terrorists against Ukraine have made clear how important shipping is and that ships are indispensable for feeding the world. And it might still be very polluting, but we...
COTECMAR and Damen have signed a contract for the co-development of the next generation of frigates for the Colombian Navy. The signing ceremony took place on Tuesday September 27, on board of the ARC Almirante Padilla in the Naval Base ARC Bolivar in Cartagena,...
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