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The Dutch cabinet announced today that Saab and Damen, together with two other contenders will continue in the next phase for the replacement of the Walrus-class submarines (WRES), aiming at the procurement of four submarines.
Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS) has signed a 20 year framework agreement with Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) for remote tower systems.
- Ambassadors visit from UK and Sweden in Vlissingen
Saab and Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group have joined forces to develop an expeditionary submarine for the Netherland´s Walrus Replacement Programme (WRES).
Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) is not only a capability. It’s a very special skill with knowledge and experience built up over decades. These skills were almost lost, almost forgotten about – due to the Post-Cold War draw down of submarines, and the focus on land campaigns. For a period during the mid-late 2000’s it seemed that the maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) was a dying capability. Fast forward almost a decade and things couldn’t be more different.
In a crisis scenario you need to see more. You need to see beyond the horizon, extend it, to be able to cover vast areas quickly. You need to overcome the challenge of the earth’s curvature, to detect, to identify and to timely issue the correct orders.