Dutch naval vessels HNLMS Johan de Witt and HNLMS Karel Doorman are leaving for northern Norway today, 19 February, to participate in Steadfast Defender. This is the largest NATO exercise since the Cold War. Steadfast Defender consists of several sub-exercises, of...
The new Combat Support Ship (CSS) Den Helder has not yet been delivered, but the crew can already get to know the ship thanks to an extensive virtual reality package. Shipbuilder Damen Naval has delivered a virtual copy of the ship to the Commando Materieel & IT...
Cracks have been found in the transformers of the diesel-electric propulsion system of HNLMS Karel Doorman that could cause short circuits. Repair of the transformers is not possible, so they have to be replaced. The Joint Support Ship will not be deployable for the...
For a year, the Royal Netherlands Navy commanded Standing NATO Maritime Group 1. As of 6 January, Germany has taken over. Commander Jeanette Morang ceremoniously handed over the banner to her successor Flotillen Admiral Thorsten Marx in Den Helder for this purpose....
HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and HNLMS Van Amstel are on their way to the United States and Canada. The Dutch navy ships will train with NATO allies in the highest spectrum of military action. Both ships left Den Helder on 9 October. The air defence and command frigate...
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