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    Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada

    Well it seems the Dutch Defense spending will go up(finally and long overdue) If correct we would be going to 1.8% BNP "De krijgsmacht krijgt er jaarlijks zo’n 3 miljard euro bij " "The armed forces receive around 3 billion euros annually extra" Also: "With the extra billions for Defense...
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    Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada

    Here in the Netherlands there is also a project ongoing to replace the FRISCS,the replacement will be something like the Swedish CB90. Damen has designed a new FAC(Fasr Assault Craft),hope this will be the new "boats" Citaat
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    Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada

    n other news it looks like Greece is still interested in buying the old M klasse frigates. Oh and the six minesweepers that are left in Dutch service. Apparently the Greek media reported that a MOU (? intentieverklaring) was signed on wednesday, which was confirmed by the DMO, for the sale of...
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    Iron Wolf

    Dutch tank crew still at the top 28 October 2021 | 09:56 Germany, Canada, France, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Spain, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States. A Dutch tank crew, deployed for the enhanced Forward Presence in Lithuania, left them all behind. This happened during the...
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    Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada

    Zr.Ms. Evertsen will be the first frigate with the new gun The first of the four 127/64 LW guns of the Italian company Leonardo, will be placed on Zr.Ms. Evertsen. The Air Defense and Command Frigate (LCF) will be maintained next year, will be modernized and will therefore receive the new gun...
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    Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada

    Building the Combat Support Ship,The "Den-Helder" https://nlnavy.damen.com/nl/indrukwekkende-hoeveelheid-staal-voor-combat-support-ship/
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    US, NATO Outta Afghanistan 2021

    Ok,but the world didn't make these decisions,they(clowns)did that.;)
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    US, NATO Outta Afghanistan 2021

    Btw,and not in the least "R.I.P For those who lost their lives there"and fought to keep everyone safe. I hope that they will never be forgotten. As for the rest of the administration,whenever there's a screw up,just blame Trump(i mean wtf,that man has been out of office for 8 months now,time...
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    US, NATO Outta Afghanistan 2021

    I'm a Dutchie,as some of you here may know,but that doesn't take away that it's sickening to see what a mayor cl*sterf*ck this all was. 20 years after going into Afghanistan,to eradicate the taliban,they (US')have now armed them and worse they are trusting the taliban to help them get the...
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    Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada

    More info about the new ,to be build, Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigates https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/08/netherlands-issues-request-for-information-for-a-sonar-for-their-future-frigates/
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    Replacing the Subs

    Posted this long ago in the "Dutch ships and the possibillities for Canada"section; Here's another one(complete) Walrus-class subs:precurement (in 1994' money)2 billion for 4,makes 500 million a pop.Latest updates 100 million.(optics,sonar,masts,electronics) Post Kosten per jaar (in miljoenen...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    True,but don't know wheter the German ships allready got the SMART_LMM (Multi Mission)version,which has a vieuw range of about 2000 kms. https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/05/royal-netherlands-navys-hnlms-de-zeven-provincien-frigate-tracks-ballistic-missile/
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    Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada

    Here we go. It will replace the Zr.Ms Amsterdam which was sold to Peru in December 2014.(Due to defense spending cuts,which all knew would be troublesome for replenishment) Luckily we will get extra(much needed)capacity Damen lays keel for new RNLN support ship Damen Shipyards held a...
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    Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada

    DAMEN CUTS THE FIRST SAMPLE OF THE ROYAL NAVY'S COMBAT SUPPORT SHIP On 2 December, the first sample of the Royal Navy's Combat Support Ship (CSS) was cut at Damen Shipyards Galati (Romania). A total of 7,500 tons of steel will be cut in 180 sections for the new navy ship. This is an important...
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    Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada

    True,a lot is known about the A-26(Blekinge),but not much is known about what sub(which configuration) will replace "Walrus",thought that was the question. ;)
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    Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada

    Probably something like the Oceanic ER(extended range)version,but there's not much known as of yet. Some things that are known are these: -Length about 73 mtrs(so slightly longer then Walrus) -Diameter about 8mtrs(compareble to Walrus) -displacement around 2900 tons(200 tons more then Walrus)
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    Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada

    Here's an interesting piece about the A-26,also explains a bit about the Walrus replacement programme: https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2020/10/saabs-a26-submarine-program-transitioning-from-design-to-production/
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    Dutch ships and designs and the possibilities for Canada

    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...
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    Replacing the Subs

    Hmm,could be the case(i don't think so personally), don't forget Damen is the Lead contractor in that build,but the majority/allmost all  of that budget(money)will stay in Germany. I doubt that Germany will agree to do the same if chosen. :tsktsk: My thoughts are that Damen/Saab are the...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Think you would have come close to that 60B figure;(knowing the French  :orly: ) I mean,training,spareparts,ugrades,etc,etc
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