Dutch navy to lease RoRo ship

by Guy Toremans

The Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a 10-year lease agreement with an unidentified shipping company for a medium Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) ship.

The ship will be operated by the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) and used to secure strategic sea transport on a permanent basis. It will have the capability to transport up to 200 containers and 300 vehicles.

Under the agreement, signed on 14 January, the ship will be available by May.


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FMV contracts for new surface ship torpedo tubes

by Richard Scott

A Tub m/8502 400 mm torpedo launcher fitted inside the weapon deck of the Visby-class corvette HMS Nyköping . The new Tub m/20 torpedo tube will replace the m/8502. (NAVYPIX/Richard Scott)

Sweden's Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has contracted Saab Dynamics to supply new 400 mm diameter torpedo launcher systems for Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) surface combatants.


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Ukraine crisis: Denmark to provide Harpoon missile system to Ukraine

by Shaurav Gairola

An RGM-84L Harpoon missile on display at the Farnborough International Event and Conference Centre, in the UK. (Duncan Lennox)

Denmark is to supply a Harpoon anti-ship launcher and an undisclosed number of missiles to Ukraine to help defend its coast, the US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J Austin III announced on 23 May.

The announcement was made following the second meeting of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group, which was attended virtually by more than 40 ministers and chiefs of defence, including the Ukrainian minister of defence Oleksii Reznikov.


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Indonesia omits major procurement programmes from 2022 ‘Green Book'

by Ridzwan Rahmat

A French Navy Rafale M, seen here on aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle . Indonesia has plans to procure up to 36 Rafale fighters, but it is unclear how the country will fund this ambition. (Janes/Ridzwan Rahmat)

The Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning has omitted major defence procurement programmes from the register of priority projects approved for foreign funding in 2022.


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