New mine clearance vessels for the Ministry of Defense

March 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – The 12 new mine combat vessels for the Belgian and Dutch navies are being built by a consortium led by the French company Naval Group. Both cabinets today agreed with the Naval Group proposal, which came out best after a European tender led by the Belgians. The decision is a new milestone in the 70-year maritime cooperation between neighboring countries. Today’s mine miners are more than 30 years old and approaching the end of their lifespan. Operationally they are no longer able to cope…

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Brest blasting of 33 explosive devices by L’Aigle

Google Translation March 14, 2017 – On 9 March 2017, the Tripartite Minesweeper (CMT) L’Aigle neutralized in the roadstead of Brest 33 explosive devices, equivalent to 390 kg of TNT. They were discovered on February 8th in the Brest gully. This operation, initially scheduled on 23 February with a counter-mining in Camaret Bay, had been postponed due to bad weather conditions. Only the first phase of preparation of the transport of the devices could be carried out. The neutralization took place in two stages. In the morning, from 8:30 am…

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