Netherlands News

Dutch ASW Frigates to be in Service by 2029
Navy / Maritime

Dutch ASW Frigates to be in Service by 2029

Royal Netherlands Navy plans to construct four new Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) frigates with many innovations. The first vessel will be in service by 2029.

Rheinmetall to produce Caracal for Germany and Netherlands
Land Expo and Air Show

Rheinmetall to produce Caracal for Germany and Netherlands

Germany and the Netherlands will buy the Caracal airborne vehicle, which Rheinmetall unveiled at Eurosatory 2022

The Netherlands Gets MQ-9A UAV
Unmanned Systems

The Netherlands Gets MQ-9A UAV

The U.S. approved selling MQ-9A Block 5 aircraft to the Netherlands with an estimated cost of $611 million. DSCA announced the FMS to the country.

The Dutch Air Force will get 14 New H225M Caracals
Air

The Dutch Air Force will get 14 New H225M Caracals

According to Scramble Magazine, the Dutch Air Force plans to replace ageing AS532U2 Cougar helicopters with the new H225M Caracal.

The Netherlands Gets Mk 41 Vertical Launching System
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

The Netherlands Gets Mk 41 Vertical Launching System

Netherlands gets MK 41 VLS Baseline with an estimated cost of 110 million USD to equip new ship class.

Netherlands to Acquire HIMARS
Land

Netherlands to Acquire HIMARS

The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Netherlands of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers and related equipment for an estimated $670 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Netherlands Deploys F-35 to Poland
Air Bilateral Relations

The Netherlands Deploys F-35 to Poland

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) will deploy F-35 Lightning II jets to Poland for the NATO Enhanced Air Policing Mission.

Draken International Acquires Dutch F-16s
Air

Draken International Acquires Dutch F-16s

Companies Such as Draken International or Omega Air are getting stronger with combat jet acquisition. The Netherlands officially announced the procurement of 11 F-16s to Draken.

NSM Expands its Market
Weapon / Missile

NSM Expands its Market

Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is expanding its share in the international market. The Netherlands, after the United Kingdom, also selected NSM.

Rheinmetall to Provide 27 mm Auto Cannons to F126 Frigates
Ammunition Weapon / Missile

Rheinmetall to Provide 27 mm Auto Cannons to F126 Frigates

Damen Shipyard selected Rheinmetall for Germany’s F126 future frigate programme to equip the frigates with MLG27-4.0 remote weapon stations (RWSs).

New OPVs for Pakistan Navy
Navy / Maritime

New OPVs for Pakistan Navy

Pakistan continues to invest in the navy. The country, which is having issues with India in the region, is acquiring two new offshore patrol vessels from Damen. Steel cutting and keel laying ceremony for two new vessels was held at Damen Shipyard Galati Facilities in Romania. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi also attended the event. Pakistan Navy currently operates PNS Yarmook (271) and PNS Tabook (272) OPVs from Damen.

COTECMAR and Damen signed a contract for the design of PES in collaboration
Navy / Maritime

COTECMAR and Damen signed a contract for the design of PES in collaboration

Colombian COTECMAR and Damen Shipyard signed a contract to co-develop the Contractual Design for the Colombian Navy's next generation of frigates.

Netherlands to get PATRIOT MIM-104E Missiles
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

Netherlands to get PATRIOT MIM-104E Missiles

The State Department approved an FMS to the Netherlands of PATRIOT MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical (GEM-T) with a cost of $1.219 billion.

Swedish Coast Guard to Buy Damen Boats
Navy / Maritime

Swedish Coast Guard to Buy Damen Boats

Damen Shipyards stated that the Swedish coastguard has signed a contract with the Shipyard to construct and deliver seven Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV).