Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has signed a contract with Rohde & Schwarz Benelux B.V. for the delivery and installation of a state-of-the-art integrated communications system for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) new Combat Support Ship (CSS) DEN HELDER. This means the RNLN will receive a system based on proven technology and standardised to provide commonality across the Dutch fleet. For more than 20 years, the RNLN has been using Rohde & Schwarz communications systems on their vessels with high level reliability and performance during daily operations, offering not only crew familiarity, but optimising training, maintenance and many other processes. Rohde & Schwarz will supply a fully integrated communications system, including R&S M3SR software defined radios (R&S Series4100 HF and R&S Series4400 VHF/UHF). The DEN HELDER will strengthen the navy’s replenishment capacity at sea with delivery of the ship is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.