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Belgian-Dutch ASWF frigate nears contract award

23rd January 2023 - 16:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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A rendering of the future ASWF ship. (Photo: Dutch MoD)

The joint programme will see the Belgian and Dutch navies receive two new frigates each.

A contract to build four Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigate (ASWF) ships for the Belgian and Dutch Navies is scheduled to be awarded this year.

Under the programme, two sets of two ships will be built for the two countries' navies, continuing joint naval procurement that has also seen Brussels and Den Haag procure a common fleet of minehunting platforms.

A spokesperson for the Dutch MoD told Shephard negotiations with suppliers were ongoing.

They added: 'When those negotiations have been completed, the House of Representatives will be informed first and after the consent of the House of Representatives, a date will be set

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Harry Lye is Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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