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Re: Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada
« Reply #150 on: July 29, 2020, 07:59:36 »
DAMEN CONTRACT WITH NEWTHEX OPENS DOOR TO DUTCH QUALITY SOLUTIONS FOR CSS

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has signed two contracts with the Dutch company Newthex for the supply of doors and a hatch to the Combat Support Ship (CSS) Sr. Ms. Den Helder of the Royal Navy (KM).

One contract concerns the supply of hydraulically operated skin doors, which can close the main entrances, walkways and shore connections. The other contract is for upward hinged elevator doors and a container hatch.

Newthex will deliver these goods in April 2021. The doors are tailor-made for the CSS. They are of high quality, water and gas tight and fire resistant.

Newthex has a strong focus on sustainability. Other features of the doors are their user-friendliness, ease of maintenance and high automation.

The company has worked with Damen on defence and security projects in the past. In addition, Newthex regularly collaborates with Damen Yachting to deliver its high-quality products to the luxury superyacht market.

Newthex is based in Sappermeer in Groningen. The company employs about 20 people and prides itself on offering dutch solutions. The production of the steel structures and the purchase of the associated hydraulic and electrical components take place entirely in the Netherlands.


Damen-contract met Newthex opent deur naar Nederlandse kwaliteitsoplossingen voor CSS
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Re: Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada
« Reply #151 on: July 29, 2020, 08:00:14 »
Dutch MoD Orders Additional NS100, Scout Mk3 Radars
The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation and Thales signed a contract for the delivery of an NS100 radar, seven Scout Mk3 radars and an IFF system.
Nathan Gain 16 Jul 2020
Thales press release

The NS100 dual-axis multi-beam surveillance radar will replace the Variant radar currently deployed on HNLMS Johan de Witt, one of the Landing Platform Docks (LPD) in service in the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Sea Acceptance Tests are scheduled to take place in 2023.

A major reason for selecting the NS100, next to its unparalleled performance, is fleet-wise logistic advantages. The Royal Netherlands Navy already operates the latest generation of Thales 4D AESA radars on the majority of its vessels and, given the radar’s flexible architecture, it is easy to offer through–life introduction of new capabilities thereby future-proofing the radar. The NS100 on the Royal Netherlands Navy’s other LPD, HNLMS Rotterdam, will be updated, so that the radars on both LPDs will be identical.


Complete article at Dutch MoD orders additional NS100, Scout Mk3 radars - Naval News


VARIANT is a multipurpose, short/medium range 2D radar, simultaneously operating in the X and C-band for air and surface surveillance. It can track surface targets up to 70km and air targets up to 120km. Its principal role is as an automatic, fast reaction time radar sensor supplying targeting data to weapon systems. The system is completed by an integrated Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) surface surveillance radar (SCOUT).

The NS100 is a medium to long range 3D E-/F-band AESA radar (Hollandse Signaalapparaten/Thales brands it as a 4D surveillance radar) and although its clearly an improvement over the Variant, the Variant is still capable and good enough for most navies. Its for example superior compared to the MW08. So i wonder if HSA still offer it for export.
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Re: Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada
« Reply #152 on: August 06, 2020, 07:21:02 »
which country will be the 3rd country? replacement M-class program.

There's a lot of interest,it seems(and confirmed) in the new to be build replacement class for the M's.

Greece(but in talks with France,Belharra class),but still interested(plus there's no country in the world which has more Dutch ships,including The Netherlands(go figure)

Portugal is also mentioned,which is very happy with their M-class frigates(and the modernizatopn program of the 1st,2nd one is in Den Helder undergoing this program.

Norway,probably to replace the whole Fridtjof Nansen class,which could mean 4 or 5 new frigates.

There are also a couple"outsiders",Chili and Poland(but that's not serious for now)

During interviews (Januari and June)with the director of the DMO,vice-admiral De Waard confirmed that there was a formal letter from 1 of the 3 countries mentioned to join the program.(which will be confirmed within 6 months )

exciting times here in The Netherlands ;)

Article is in Dutch.


https://marineschepen.nl/dossiers/Wie-van-de-drie-derde-land-vervanging-M-fregatten050820.html?fbclid=IwAR2lK4cI7BRgc_wHKjQ-_TzmCmJ-o4DJ9v0I_8NwmWMdKBDWvjoPzPjiACw

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Re: Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada
« Reply #153 on: August 07, 2020, 15:56:19 »
How about this for an ice-breaker?

The Nuyina is being towed to Vlissingen to be fitted out and undergo seatrials.


Impressive vessel,btw.


https://www.marinelink.com/news/australias-new-icebreaker-towed-480724#.Xyu2lGQ9Ic8





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Re: Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada
« Reply #154 on: August 07, 2020, 16:49:38 »
And it's PC 3 which is respectable https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSV_Nuyina

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Re: Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada
« Reply #155 on: September 11, 2020, 10:17:38 »
Some news"fresh from the presses"(a possibility)

'Talks on the sale of M-frigates Van Speijk and Van Amstel to Greece'

https://marineschepen.nl/nieuws/Toch-Nederlandse-fregatten-voor-Griekenland-100920.html

This can of course have far-reaching consequences for the KM, but it can also allow the vMFF to enter into service more quickly, and with an order of 4 new Greek boats as a replacement it could also be interesting due to the longer production (and lower price) to conclude a batch 2 contract with Damen for 2 additional FFFs after 2022. The order can also be adjusted:
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- Ship 1 NL 2026
- Ship 2 BE 2027
- Ship 3 NL 2027
- Ship 4 BE 2028
- Ship 5 GR 2028
- Ship 6 GR 2029
- Ship 7 NL 2029
- Ship 8 GR 2030
- Ship 9 NL 2030
- Ship 10 GR 2030

Very much accelerated I see the first ship not being put into service but we can accelerate the follow-up production, I have brought the first two boats 1 year early above and the other 2 accelerated so that they can both be put into use 2 years earlier than the current schedule. For this, the price at Damen does not have to fall too much for the first 4 boats but the freed money is put into accelerated construction and delivery.

The best part, of course, is if this deal goes through that we can snare the Greeks for a series of 2 to 4 vLCFs as a follow-up order. In this way we connect the NL defence industry for several decades to give a good and well-known customer a win-win.

If we can transfer our current 2 MFF's to the Greeks in the first half of 2021, this will obviously create a (big) gap in our fleet, but it could also give the KM the opportunity to focus on the ongoing operations and ensure that there is sufficient personnel for the operations in which the crew of the new FFFs can gradually also work towards the new ships.

News is not confirmed,

But it seems the Greeks want an "interim"solution,possibly"M's" and a long term solution ,possibly replacement "M's".(vMFF)
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