Dutch Defence reaches agreement with Damen for ASW frigates (swzmaritime.nl)I see the Netherlands is approved for its 8 Cell mk41 VLS. Are these for new ships or upgrading existing? It seems there are conflicting reports.
The Netherlands and Belgium are acquiring 2 Damen designed ASW Frigates each to replace the 4 M Class currently in service, as a joint project. All 4 are to be built under one project in Romania starting in 2025, I would say these are for at least the Dutch ships, whether the Belgian ships would require a separate FMS, I have no idea. Given its 8x8 VLS for primarily 6400t ASW Frigates though.