New Generation of Warships Being Developed in Holland
During the CNE-2023 conference, the Dutch Navy revealed its idea for a new generation of warships.
During the conference, André van der Van der, Head of Naval Projects of the Netherlands Defense Equipment and Information Technology Command, mentioned the idea of the “TRIFIC” concept, which guarantees the Dutch Navy access to new low-cost and reduced crew, which will reduce their operating costs and help to maintain the combat readiness of the Dutch army.
Andre van der explained that the operation of such ships in the Dutch army for several years will increase the striking power of the fleet, and the idea of the project is to develop ships that can work with a small crew, be escort for main warships, and equip these ships with containers, containing various types of weapons, for example, missiles against ground and air targets, and it will also be equipped with electronic warfare systems.
According to him, the design of these ships will allow, if necessary, to supply them with various types of weapons, such as anti-ship missiles, missiles and anti-submarine weapons, and these ships can also be used to monitor and equip transfers to other warships.
Source: Weapons of Russia