As a trusted maritime solutions provider, IHC Defence designs, builds and maintains navy ships, defence equipment and accessories. It is a reliable partner to its customers, not only in The Netherlands, but also globally. From design to delivery, IHC Defence offers solutions and support for the full life-cycle of naval vessels and navy equipment. This encompasses: R&D; 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. This is further supported by its strong project management capabilities and cutting-edge processes. The result is that naval operators can perform with less personnel, increase their uptime and availability, improve performance and undertake more missions.
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:
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.
On December 13th 2019, the Netherlands MOD announced that three parties are invited to enter the next phase of the Netherlands Submarine Replacement programme. Naval Group is thankful to be one of the designers selected for this strategic programme.Read more
Royal IHC and the trade unions FNV, CNV vakmensen.nl, RMU and De Unie have signed a covenant within the framework of the programme for the replacement of the Dutch Walrus class submarines.Read more
Royal IHC recently expanded its activities in the global defence market and intensified its contact with the Ministry of Defence in the Netherlands. Royal IHC is currently carrying out three engineering assignments for the Department of Material Maintenance (DMI), and was able to contribute to the recovery of the crashed NH90 helicopter in the field of engineering and production. We are also part of the HR ecosystem and a partner in the Maritime Capacity Alliance.Read more