Naval Group progresses in Dutch sub programme
Naval Group has announced that it has been down-selected by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) for its Submarine Replacement programme.
Naval Group is one of three companies to move to the next phase of the programme, which will now enter an in-depth technical cooperation with the Defence Materiel Organisation to conduct the joint design.
The company has formed a partnership with Royal IHC for the programme, a company specialised in
complex systems integration and subsea systems. Naval Group’s bid for the programme is based on the conventionally powered Barracuda family submarine.
Dave Vander Heyde, CEO, Royal IHC, said: ‘Building a large Dutch submarine alliance with industry and knowledge institutes in the Netherlands is essential for strengthening the Netherlands defense technology and industrial base.
‘By transferring Naval Group's knowledge to MoD, Royal IHC and other partners, the Netherlands will be able to carry out its core tasks autonomously. We look forward to further intensify our cooperation with Naval Group, and invite other Dutch companies to join!’
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