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A public private initiative from the Netherlands

A public private initiative from the Netherlands

The Netherlands is well known for its strong maritime heritage and has a leading position in the development of innovative technology in the Defense and security sector. Within this coalition, private parties, government bodies and knowledge institutions work together with our Malaysian partners to create integrated solutions.

Integrated Security Solutions

This cluster of public-private partnerships complement each other and contribute to the improvement of the Defense and security sector by offering services, products, expertise and training to the highest standards. As one company provides high-tech solutions, the other offers the necessary training.

Innovative Through Collaboration

Using an integrated approach, the cluster is seeking long-term collaborations with Malaysian companies and organisations to create successful and viable business opportunities. This cluster provides expertise and training for optimising business processes while improving local job opportunities and the regional economy.

The Netherlands Defense Approach

The 3D approach, also known as the Netherlands approach applies a coherent security policy using the following three strategies: Development, Diplomacy and Defense. This framework has been successful in international missions and Defense operations which the Netherlands has participated in. Development refers to governmental and nongovernmental (NGO) efforts to build the economic, social and political foundations required for stable communities and societies. Diplomacy refers to communication or negotiation between people to resolve shared problems and address conflicts through political and legal channels.

Partners for International Business

The Coalition for Defense & Security in Malaysia is a public-private partnership and part of the programme ‘Partners for International Business’. The partnership includes the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, which is a government agency with access to a global network of embassies (such as the embassy in Malaysia), consulates and Netherlands Business Support Offices. Together with clusters of Dutch businesses and knowledge institutions, as represented here, the Dutch government is developing a three-year action plan for Malaysia. The coordination of this cluster is held by the NIDV.

Together with Malaysian counterparts, the Netherlands strives to be an open, inventive and inclusive partner in finding solutions to the various challenges in defense and security.

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The IP Company leads the way with an innovative system

The IP Company leads the way with an innovative system

Koninklijke Marine [Royal Netherlands Navy] very enthusiastic

The new Combat Support Ship (CSS) Zr.Ms. Den Helder, which the Netherlands Navy will be operating in the coming years, will hopefully be equipped with The IP Company’s Wireless Communication and Messaging System (WCMS). The Netherlands Navy uses the communication system on board the Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman and four Holland class patrol ships, and they had good experiences with it.

 “The advantage is simple: monitoring incoming fault and maintenance reports is no longer a main task, but a secondary task. As a result, we can work more effectively and free up one or two people on board for tasks and work that are even more important,” says Kevin Stouten, an officer on Zr.Ms.Holland who is responsible for the safety of the systems on board.

The IP Company’s innovative communication system was built into the construction of that ship. After seven years, the experiences are very positive, says Stouten. “In the past, all reports arrived in a control room that was constantly staffed by one or two people. They forwarded reports to crew members manually. Thanks to WCMS, this is no longer necessary. Nowadays, one person is responsible on a daily basis: this crew member logs into the system and receives notifications on a specially-secured smartphone or tablet. In the meantime, he or she is available for other activities. In short, crew members can be deployed much more flexibly.”

Greater safety

In addition to saving on personnel costs, WCMS contributes to greater safety on board. Sensors guarantee that dangerous situations are known at lightning speed. Moreover, the Technical Service has constant insight into maintenance reports so the chance of machines and equipment failing is extremely low. The crew also uses WCMS as a voice communication system. “For example, this is very handy if you work with machines that produce a lot of noise. You can then set up a group chat on the earphones of a headset.”

 

In the seven years that the Holland class has been working with WCMS, there have been no significant problems, says Stouten. “It is crucial that the Wi-Fi coverage on board is good; and despite all the steel, it is 100 percent.”

 

Stouten expects that automation on board naval vessels will continue to increase. The IP Company is prepared for this. WCMS is designed in such a way that it is easy to link to existing and new systems.

DSEi London

DSEi London

Tjeerd and Ronald visited the DSEi, one of the largest Defence and Security exhibitions in Europe. The ZrMs Zeeland was also on location and open for visitor tours. We were kindly given the opportunity to demonstrate our WCMS system onboard outside opening hours. We had a great audience from TNO, Damen Shipyards and Marineschepen.nl

Johan de Witt conference and Open Harbour in Rotterdam

Johan de Witt conference and Open Harbour in Rotterdam

Today we attended the Johan de Wittconference. The theme was ‘dealing with China’. The interesting keynote by Jonathan Holslag and the excellent discussion afterwards made this event certainly worthwhile. Then transport by a tug to the Karel Doorman for the reception of the Netherlands Navy on the occasion of the open port of Rotterdam http://www.marinemagazine.nl/activiteiten/johan-witt-conferentie-2019/

 

Relatie vaardag of the Netherlands Navy

Relatie vaardag of the Netherlands Navy

Relatie vaardag of the Netherlands Navy

Sometimes work is just fun and maintaining your network. The Relatie Vaardag is a perfect way to do so. Some nice demo’s. In the picture an NH90. Tjeerd and Ronald attended.

Durfensie

Durfensie

At the 21 organised a meeting to stimulate risk taking (durf in Dutch) within the armed forces. Many new initiatives fail due to a lack of courage and perseverance. It is precisely new developments that can make the difference. How can we stimulate developments with more daring without running excessive risks. Tjeerd de Groot attended on behalf of the IP Company