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Naval Group team selected for BE/NL MCM programme

15 March 2019

An industry team led by France’s Naval Group has been selected to provide Belgium and the Netherlands (BE/NL) with a next generation stand-off mine countermeasures (MCM) capability based on mother ships employing a ‘toolbox’ of offboard MCM systems.

The BE/NL next generation stand-off MCM capability will be based on mother ships employing a ‘toolbox’ of offboard systems. (Naval Group/Belgian Naval Robotics)The BE/NL next generation stand-off MCM capability will be based on mother ships employing a ‘toolbox’ of offboard systems. (Naval Group/Belgian Naval Robotics)

The selection of the Belgian Naval & Robotics consortium – established by Naval Group and French underwater systems and robotics group ECA – was confirmed by the Belgian and Dutch governments on 15 March following an evaluation of rival proposals. A team of Imtech Belgium and Damen, and the Sea Naval Solutions consortium (comprising Thales, STX France, Socarenam, and EDR) had also been vying for the contract.





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