On June 14, 2022, the Navy Group built the keel of the Dutch Navy’s first anti-mine mothership.
HNLMS Vlissingenntended is the second of the 12 landmine protection platforms of the Belgian and Dutch rMCM programs.
The Groundbreaking ceremony Held in Lanester in front of Vice Admiral Rene Tas, Commander of the Dutch Navy, Admiral Harold Beholt, Project Director of the Dutch Defense Materials Organization, Vice Admiral Mark Tiss, Deputy Secretary of Defense of Belgium, and Maj. Gen. Ivan De .. Bidding, public procurement of Belgian material resources.
This program was awarded in 2019 to Belgium Naval & Robotics, a consortium formed by the Naval Group and the ECA Group, following international competition. It provides the Belgian Navy and the Dutch Navy with 12 anti-mine platforms and a supply of approximately 100 drones integrated within a toolbox equipped on the vessel.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/06/video-keel-laying-of-the-first-mcm-vessel-for-the-netherlands/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=video-keel-laying-of-the-first-mcm-vessel-for-the-netherlands Video: Construction of the first MCM vessel for the Netherlands