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Belgian Naval Component (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 9 Fleet Units


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The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Belgian Naval Component (2024). 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.

Updated: 11/05/2022 | © www.WDMMW.org




Total Hulls: 9

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TvR
7.6
TrueValue Rating takes incorporates strengths/weaknesses matched against the highest-rated service ( USN (323.9).
Global Rank
38 /39
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMW. 39 total naval services from 39 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
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.

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Hull Prefix
"BNS"
Established
1831
(193 yrs ago)
as the "Belgian Naval Component"
Median Hull Age
26.2
Years
Hull Age Visualization

Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15yrs

16 to 25yrs

26 to 30yrs

>30yrs




Frigates (2)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
33yrs
Leopold I
F930
Karl Doorman-class
33yrs
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
 
38yrs
Bellis
M916
Tripartite-class
38yrs
Crocus
M917
Tripartite-class
36yrs
Lobelia
M921
Tripartite-class
34yrs
Narcis
M923
Tripartite-class
34yrs
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
 
10yrs
Castor
P901
Castor-class
9yrs
Pollux
P902
Castor-class

Total Units: 2 (22%)


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