French shipbuilder Naval Group detailed more of its strategy for competing in the Netherlands’ Walrus submarine replacement programme at the NIDV Exhibition Defence & Security (NEDS) conference on 28 November, including a commitment to “full submarine intellectual property (IP) and knowledge-sharing” with Dutch industry.
As well as the transfer of IP, the strategy will centre around a design authority and local manufacturer in the Netherlands, which Naval Group estimates would create more than 2,000 new jobs.
The company, which announced a partnership with Dutch maritime service provider Royal IHC in February, also revealed a new teaming with Contour, a supplier of simulation and training solutions to the Netherlands Ministry of Defence.
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