The US Senate Appropriations Committee has criticised the USN, saying the service submits budgets to Congress that underfund critical programmes with the expectation that lawmakers would restore the funds.
Netherlands details new ship projects
While the Royal Netherlands Air Force focuses on the F-35 multirole fighter, its new tanker aircraft and the procurement of CH-47F Chinooks, the navy is also working on numerous acquisition programmes.
Recent times have seen a lack of money for navy projects but the tides are now turning with at least ten new projects underway and officially set to begin in September.
‘Now it is our decade,’ said Capt Sebo Hofkamp, head, naval plans and requirements at the Netherlands MoD, during the Future Surface Fleet conference in Portsmouth.
The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) is planning the replacement of its mine …
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