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Delft companies to work on swarm-based recon
Companies Delft Dynamics B.V., Tective Robotics, Avalor AI and research institute TNO will be teaming up to bring a swarm-based reconnaissance capability to the Dutch Ministry of Defence in the awarded defence technology project SPEAR (Swarm-based Persistent Autonomous Reconnaissance)! This project will be supported by the Robotics & Autonomous Systems (RAS) unit of the 13th Light Brigade of the Royal Netherlands Army.
Event with Elbit Systems attracts 100 participants
On July 21, Elbit Systems and the NIDV, held a virtual industry day for Dutch companies. The event was conducted in cooperation with the Commissariat for Military Production of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. With about 100 participants, a large part of the Dutch defense technological and industrial base participated in the three-hour live broadcast.
Delegation Lockheed Martin visits Eindhoven Air Base
On July 22, a delegation from Lockheed Martin, along with several NIDV companies, visited Eindhoven Air Base. This week Lockheed Martin is visiting the Netherlands with the delegation to get acquainted with the business community they may be able to involve in future projects.
Roll-out of the first Dutch MQ-9 Reaper
On July 7th, the first Dutch unmanned aircraft of the type MQ-9 Reaper rolled out of the factory of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI). The aircraft with the registration number M-001 has the Dutch roundel and Dutch registration marks. In total, the Royal Air Force will receive 4 aircraft.
Damen Shipyards completes maintenance and modernisation of HNLSM Snellius
Damen Shipyards Den Helder has returned the HNLMS Snellius to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) following her midlife upgrade. The hydrographic survey vessel required a complex and diverse scope of work taking almost a year to complete. The vessel was delivered ahead of the agreed date.
The Netherlands represented at DEFEA exhibition in Athens
For the first time in a while, the Dutch defense and security industry is represented at an international exhibition. From 13 to 15 July the NIDV will participate in Defence Exhibition Athens (DEFEA) as a follow-up to the industry day and the activities related to the Partners in Business program of the Dutch government.
First Dutch military satellite takes orbit
Last week, the first Dutch satellite was successfully launched. At 16:47 on the 30th of June, with the use of a Virgin Orbit Boeing 747, the Royal Netherlands Airforce launched the experimental BRIK-II nanosatellite into orbit. Being named after the first aircraft of the Royal Dutch Airforce in 1913, it marks the beginning of the operationalization of possibilities within the space domain.
We’re back NEDS 2021
We are delighted that the NEDS 2021 (NIDV Exhibition Defence and Security) will again take place physically this year. On 18 November we would like to welcome you for the physical event in Ahoy, Rotterdam. Of course we will follow the applicable COVID19 rules.