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Belgian Naval Component (2022)


Current Active Inventory: 9 Fleet Units


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Last Updated: 12/31/2021 | © www.WDMMW.org


The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Belgian Naval Component (2022). The service currently counts 9 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.




Total Units: 9
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TvR:
7.6
True Value Rating takes into account current strengths/weaknesses, matched against the highest-rated service (the USN yields a top rating of 323.9).
Global Rank:
32/32
A total of 32 naval services from 32 nations currently tracked. Current Ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION:

Carriers: 0 units
Submarines: 0 units
Fleet Core: 9 units
Amphib Asslt: 0 units
FORCE BALANCE:

FAIR

Fleet focuses on a portion of basic requirements though generally lacking in key areas.
SUPPLIERS:
National flag of the Netherlands National flag of Bulgaria
HULL PREFIX:
"BNS"
ESTABLISHED:
1831
191 yrs ago
as the "Belgian Naval Component"
MEDIAN HULL AGE:
24.2
Years
HULL AGE VISUALIZATION


Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15 yrs

16 to 25 yrs

26 to 30 yrs

>30 yrs


Age plays a vital role in the life of any warship as hulls and various onboard technologies are pushed to the limit, ultimately exposed to the corrosive and generally unforgiving effects of life at sea. Such degradation often leads to modernizations, refits, or outright retirement. Our color gauge attempts to showcase a vessel's current state within the fleet, helping to detail those outgoing vessels against those at the midway point of their service or those just having been commissioned.




Frigates (2)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
31yrs
Leopold I
F930
Karl Doorman-class
31yrs
Louise-Marie
F931
Karl Doorman-class

Total Units: 2 (22%)


NOTES: Both Karl Doorman-class vessels are former Royal Netherlands Navy warships.




Mine Warfare (5)


Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
36yrs
Bellis
M916
Tripartite-class
36yrs
Crocus
M917
Tripartite-class
34yrs
Lobelia
M921
Tripartite-class
32yrs
Narcis
M923
Tripartite-class
32yrs
Primula
M924
Tripartite-class

Total Units: 5 (56%)


NOTES: Tripartite-class vessels originated in Bulgria.




Offshore Patrol Vessels (2)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
8yrs
Castor
P901
Castor-class
7yrs
Pollux
P902
Castor-class

Total Units: 2 (22%)




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