Damen's Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigate (ASWF); two for @kon_marine and two for @TheBelgianNavy
Just signed the contract in Den Helder for four new Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) frigates for the @kon_marine and the @TheBelgianNavy. Nice result of an intensive collaboration; between countries, armed forces and industry.
The RNLN 🇳🇱 is seriously looking into expanding the order of their new ASW-frigates from 2 to 4 with two ships being built in two batches.
The Netherlands is sending HMNLS Holland to Gaza for disaster relief. The Holland is the namesake of the Holland-class Offshore Patrol Vessels. Carrying only a 76mm cannon and machinegun mounts it is wholly incapable of defending itself from threats, due to it's small size isn't designed to carry cargo and it has no ability to offload anywhere other than an established port facility.Every capable ship is either in drydock or in seatrials after just coming out of drydock. Political gesturing in optima forma.Did I mention already that PM Rutte is positioning himself to become SG of NATO? :rolleyes:The ships would never be sent into a warzone it was declared when they entered service. Another lie from compulsive liar Rutte.Meanwhile in the Caribbean drug runners are completely unhindered because the one available OPV has been held back for political assignments. One coastguard tub in all but name and paintjob to cover for all of the gaps left after Rutte has spent the last 13 years gutting the navy of personnel and hulls. And this clown has a good chance of leading NATO. God help us all ...