The first new Mine Countermeasure Vessel for the Belgian navy, the M940 Oostende, was spotted on the water for the first time on 22 February. It involves a technical launch of the ship, the official launch is scheduled for 29 March. The official launch in March will...
The Dutch Ministry of Defence has reached an important milestone in its submarine replacement project. The request for proposal is ready and will be sent to the three candidate shipyards in mid-November 2022. In addition, the budget for the project has been increased....
The Australian government has reached a settlement with the Naval Group to conclude the Attack class submarine programme for which it will pay EUR 555 million. The government decided to terminate the contract with Naval in favour of nuclear-powered submarines to be...
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...
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