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UDT: Dutch MoD advances submarine replacement

10th June 2014 - 10:51 GMT | by Joyce de Thouars in Liverpool


The Dutch MoD plans to finalise a specification requirement for a new submarine mid-2015 to replace the Walrus-class. 

‘The cost-benefit ration for another overhaul is extensive so the submarines need to be replaced,’ said Captain Hugo Ammerlaan, Commanding Offices Submarine Services Netherlands at UDT in Liverpool 

A current €95.3 million Life Extension Programme (LEP) extends the life of the Walrus-class until 2025.

Ammerlaan said that in 2015 the Dutch MoD will present its vision to the parliament with a requirement being finalised later that year. He expects that the decision process is going to be complex. 

‘We had to postpone

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Joyce de Thouars


Joyce de Thouars

Joyce holds a MA degree in Middle Eastern Studies from King’s College London. Before she …

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