Naval Group outlines industrial commitment in Netherlands sub competition

29 November 2019

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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