IHC Defence

IHC Defence is a reliable partner to its customers, not only in The Netherlands, but also globally for the design, build and maintenance of navy vessels, equipment and accessoriesBased on the experience of Royal IHC, IHC Defence offers solutions and support for the full life cycle, encompassing: research and development; design and engineering; production; equipment; and services (ISS/ILS).


 The key to IHC Defence’s success is to start with proven cost-effective technology and seamlessly integrate military specifications. The result is that naval operators can perform with less personnel, increase their uptime and availability, improve performance and undertake more missions.

Defence capabilities

All industry-related capabilities are harmonised within IHC Defence, including the ability to deliver on specification, budget and in time, respecting the highest safety standards. The necessary infrastructure and IT-related requirements also guarantee the utmost confidentiality, essential to defence projects. 

IHC Defence develops and maintains market-specific integrated capabilities, including:

  • engineering: meeting expectations and high-standard requirements
  • craftsmanship: using trained and experienced personnel to manufacture high-quality complex navy vessels and defence equipment
  • project management: having processes, capabilities and control systems in place to manage complex projects
  • partnerships: spreading project risks, making full use of supply chain capabilities, and jointly developing technologies and capabilities.

As an integral unit within Royal IHC, IHC Defence also benefits from a broad range of in-house expertise, such as expertise for hyperbaric diving equipment. In addition, its excellent location and spacious shipbuilding hall are key factors behind the success of IHC Defence.

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