The Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) fleet contingent is increasing patrols in the Baltic Sea after two subsea cables between Estonia and Sweden were damaged. The Netherlands is part of the squadron of minehunters with HNLMS Vlaardingen. To uncover...
The Netherlands plans to supply two Alkmaar-class mine countermeasure vessels to Ukraine. The transfer of the vessels will take place after the Royal Netherlands Navy has received replacement capacity. These mine countermeasure vessels are currently under...
With the welding of a coin, construction of the first new Dutch Mine Countermeasure Vessel was ceremoniously started on Tuesday, 14 June. After laying the keel in Lanester, France, HNLMS Vlissingen will take further shape in the coming period. First the hull of the...
ECA Group has opened its new factory in Ostend, Belgium, which will be dedicated to the production and support of Mine Warfare Drones. The hundreds of drones contracted by the Belgian and Dutch navies for their new Mine Countermeasure Vessels will be manufactured...
Both frigate HNLMS Van Amstel and minehunter HNLMS Vlaardingen have returned to Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Van Amstel was scheduled to return, but the Vlaardingen had to return home a week early after a Covid outbreak on board. Both had been delpoyed for NATO....
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