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UK and Netherlands team up for future littoral strike platforms

30th June 2023 - 17:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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The UK and the Netherlands have agreed to work together to explore opportunities to develop a future littoral strike platform. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

London and The Hague have agreed to explore opportunities to collaboratively develop a future littoral strike platform as the two countries celebrate 50 years of the Joint Amphibious Force.

The UK and the Netherlands will explore opportunities to develop a future littoral strike platform that will support the commando forces of both nations.

UK Defence Procurement Minister James Cartlidge and Dutch Defence Minister Kajse Ollongren signed the agreement in Den Helder, the Netherlands.

The two have also agreed to further collaborate on amphibious exercises and training in future.

A statement of intent will see the Netherlands and the UK work together to understand joint requirements and timelines for the UK’s Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS) and Dutch Landing Platform.

The UK’s MRSS will feature a sea-to-land strike capability and be

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Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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