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Belgium Naval & Robotics (BNR) solution for lateral deployment and recovery of drones successfully tested

During industrial tests conducted in Toulon, the solution for rallying, recovering, maintaining and launching surface drones (LARS, Launch and recovery system) developed by Belgium Naval & Robotics, a Naval Group and ECA Group consortium, has demonstrated its relevance and reliability in real conditions. On Thursday, January, the 13th, 2022, a demonstration of the deployment and […]

Naval Group lays the keel for the first mine countermeasure vessel of the Belgian-Dutch rMCM program

On 30 November 2021, Naval Group has laid the keel for the first of the twelve mine countermeasure vessels of the Belgian-Dutch rMCM program, intended for Belgium. The keel laying ceremony took place in Concarneau, in the presence of the Belgian Chief of Defence, Admiral Michel Hofman, and the Dutch Chief of Defence, General Onno […]

ECA ROBOTICS BELGIUM INAUGURATES ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS AND R&D CENTRE IN MOUSCRON

ECA ROBOTICS Belgium is honoured to inaugurate its offices in Mouscron in Belgium in the presence of the Belgian Minister of Defence, Ludivine Dedonder. This new building accommodates its headquarters and its new R&D centre, a strong sign of ECA ROBOTICS Belgium’s willingness to become part of a long-term, local dynamic. ECA ROBOTICS Belgium in […]

ECA GROUP selects CTM and PATRIA to supply electromagnetic and acoustic modules for the minesweeping solution it will deliver to the Belgian and Royal Netherlands navies

ECA GROUP has contracted CTM and PATRIA to supply two minesweeping subsystems that will be towed with its INSPECTOR 125-S Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV). The fully integrated solution will provide enhanced multi-influence minesweeping capabilities within the Mine Counter Measures replacement (rMCM) programme awarded by Belgium and the Netherlands to the Belgium Naval & Robotics consortium, […]

BELGIUM NAVAL & ROBOTICS selects iXblue for the forefront sonars and inertial navigation system for 12 mine countermeasures vessels of the Belgium and the Royal Netherlands Navies

Belgium Naval & Robotics selects IXblue as the supplier of the forefront sonars and the navigation system for the Belgian and Dutch mine countermeasures vessels. These new assets will grant superior capabilities to the ships in terms of increased detectability with the sonars and higher reliability and safety for the navigation system. iXblue, will provide […]

BELGIUM NAVAL & ROBOTICS chooses the SCANTER 6000 radar for the 12 mine hunters of the Belgium and The Royal Netherlands Navies

Belgium Naval & Robotics selects Terma as the supplier of the SCANTER 6000 radar for the Belgian and Royal Netherlands Navies Mine Countermeasures replacement programme. This new asset will give superior capabilities to the ships in terms of the detection and tracking of targets. In January 2021, Terma, the Denmark based high-tech group, was contracted […]

The Belgian and Royal Netherlands navies choose ECA GROUP’s USV INSPECTOR 125 to show the path of stand-off mine clearance at sea

Within their Mine Countermeasures capability replacement programme, the Belgian and the Royal Netherlands navies chose the INSPECTOR 125-class USV. At the heart of the MCM mission and the centerpiece of the naval drone system, the INSPECTOR 125 combines all advantages of a sea proven and robust solution with many innovative functions. The INSPECTOR 125 USV […]

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence placed an order for a drone system within the Mine Countermeasures capability replacement of the Royal Netherlands Navy

Belgium Naval & Robotics – Naval Group and ECA GROUP consortium – announces today a contract award from the Defence Material Organization (DMO) of the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands worth over 20 million euros. Complementary to and anticipating the deliveries of 6 mine hunters and associated drone systems within the Belgian-Dutch Mine Countermeasures […]

Successful sea trials for ECA GROUP’s UMISAS sonar

ECA GROUP’s UMISAS sonar completed a series of sea trials in the 2nd half of 2020 in preparation of their integration in AUVs and Towed Sonars for the Mine Countermeasures replacement programme for the Belgian and Royal Netherlands navies. As part of the programme to replace the naval Mine Countermeasures capability of the Belgian and […]

BELGIUM NAVAL & ROBOTICS chooses BAE Systems Bofors 40 Mk4 naval gun for 12 mine hunters of the Belgium and The Royal Netherlands Navies

Belgium Naval & Robotics selects BAE Systems as the supplier of the Naval Gun System for the Belgian and Royal Netherlands Navies Mine Countermeasures replacement program. The Bofors 40 Mk4 Gun System will give the mine-hunting vessel a superior self-defence capability. The Bofors 40 Mk4 is a flexible, high versatile gun system designed to react […]

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