Frigate Leopold I Trains Above the Arctic Circle

The frigate Leopold I took part in the international exercise “MjØlner 2022” off the Norwegian coast earlier this month. The focus was on firing with many different weapon systems and the internal training of the crew in the event of fire, technical breakdowns or medical problems. About 156 people were on board: from baker to security officer, from technician to…

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Belgian NH90 Deployed on FS Forbin for Clemenceau 22

An NH90 Naval Frigate Helicopter from Koksijde Air Force Base has been deployed since 1 February as part of Operation Clemenceau 22, aboard the French air defense frigate Forbin. That frigate is part of the carrier battle group that is responsible for the protection of the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle. The Belgian twin-engined multi-purpose aircraft and its thirteen-person…

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Keel Laying of Belgian Minehunter Oostende

The construction of the first of the twelve new mine countermeasures vessels has now really started at the Piriou shipyard in Concarneau, France. The keel was laid on Tuesday 30 November in the presence of the Belgian, Dutch and French naval leaders. At the same time, the names of the new vessels were announced. The rMCM program is a binational…

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Thales NS50 Radar to Equip New Belgium & Dutch MCM Vessels

January 20, 2021 – The navies of Belgium and the Netherlands rely on Thales, Naval Group and KERSHIP shipyard to equip the 12 next generation Mine Counter Measures Vessels with NS50 radars for Air & Surface Surveillance with Fire Control capabilities. The NS50 provides for the first time a complete and superior level of self-protection capability against air and surface…

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