The Netherlands: Tomahawk missiles for frigates and submarines

By Defence Industry Europe

The Dutch Ministry of Defence has announced that in near future the Netherlands intends to purchase an American long-range precision weapon system: Tomahawk cruise missiles.

According to the Duch Ministry of Defence, the Netherlands plans to arm the LC frigates and submarines of the Royal Netherlands Navy with Tomahawk missiles with a range of over 1,000 km.

“The war in Ukraine shows once again that fire support over short, medium and long range is essential. This applies on land, from the air and from the sea. With the new systems, the Ministry of Defence further substantiates NATO’s common combat power and deterrence. This shows that the Netherlands is taking responsibility by making a strong contribution to this. In addition, the Netherlands thus meets the wish to possess its own rocket artillery and long-range weapon, as described in the Defense Policy Document 2022,” State Secretary Christophe van der Maat wrote in a statement for the Dutch House of Representatives.

Tomahawk cruise missiles are produced by American defence giant Raytheon.



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