NATO Fleet Launches Explosives Tour in the North Sea

From today, NATO mine countermeasures vessels will sail the North Sea in search of explosives from the First and Second World War. The mines and bombs pose a danger to fisheries in particular. Just yesterday, the navy brought Zierikzee in position to clear a 1,000-pounder for the harbor loop of Rotterdam. This had previously been fished up by a fishing…

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JPN-USA-GBR-NLD-CAN-NZL Multilateral Exercise

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) unit conducts a multilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy (USN), Royal Navy (RN), Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in order to strengthen cooperation and realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with…

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Dutch Navy Searches for Plane Wrecks in IJsselmeer

June 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Royal Netherlands Navy is currently looking for two aircraft wrecks in the IJsselmeer. The aircraft from the Second World War must be located near Makkum. It concerns a Lancaster and a Manchester of the British Air Force. Under water, historical information will be collected all week, just like last week. The intention is…

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RH Marine allows Royal Netherlands Navy to train emergency procedures on all ships with new MPPT simulator

April 6, 2021 – Navy vessels can be damaged. For example during combat, but also in peacetime through collisions, fires or systems failure. In order to train the procedures in these kind of emergencies, RH Marine has developed the Multi Platform Procedure Trainer (MPPT) for the Royal Netherlands Navy. This allows the Royal Netherlands Navy Technical Training (KNMTO) to train…

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Royal Netherlands Navy Contracts With RTSYS for 7 Training Targets

February 24, 2021 – RTSYS is proud to confirm a multi-million euro contract with the State of the Netherlands for the supply of 7 SEMA: PORTABLE & RECOVERABLE ASW TRAINING TARGET. SEMA has been awarded as the easiest Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to operate and to offer the widest range of acoustic training capabilities: acoustic echo-repeater (1 to 33 kHz); 5…

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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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Netherlands Begins Term of SNMCMG1 Command

January 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Netherlands today takes over command from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1). The fleet association will be clearing explosives in the North Sea and Baltic Sea for the next 6 months. It also ensures that the fleet is ready for military operations at any time. The Royal Netherlands Navy is in charge…

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RH Marine and Damen support the Royal Netherlands Navy in smarter vessel maintenance

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – RH Marine and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) will help to make the maintenance of the vessels of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) more efficient and predictable using data science. Both companies signed a cooperation agreement with the RNLN’s Department of Material Conservation (DMI). The aim of the collaboration is to use data science…

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