Embracing a New Era of Defense: Safeguarding the North Sea Infrastructure

As reported in recent news, the Dutch cabinet is considering the reinforcement of the defense role in protecting the North Sea’s vital infrastructure. This move, driven by the increasing recognition of potential threats to offshore resources such as cables, pipelines, and wind farms, is indeed a step in the right direction. The vulnerability of these […]

How Ukraine war exposes vulnerability of the Netherlands – EW

Walrus-Class Submarine In The North Sea. Photo: Gerben Van Es How Ukraine war exposes vulnerability of the Netherlands The Netherlands also appears to be vulnerable due to cables that are easy to sabotage, GPS that is easy to disturb and industrial dependence on salt. Fortunately, something can be done about it. EW talked to techies […]

Defending Our Oceans: How OPTICS11’s Breakthrough Technology Outsmarts North Korea’s Deadly Underwater Drones

North Korea has recently unveiled its new suicide Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) named “Haeil,” which state media KCNA suggests is capable of carrying nuclear warheads. With these drones posing an alarming threat to strategically important locations and fleets of warships, it’s vital that we evolve our defense tactics to be better prepared for unforeseen circumstances. […]

Innovative Dutch Hydrophones Protect Submarine Cables from Sabotage Threats

[Amsterdam, Netherlands] – As concerns grow over the vulnerabilities of offshore assets like energy islands, pipelines and submarine internet cables (as seen on OP1NPO, rtlnieuws ), fiber optic sensing technology is emerging as a solution to protect these vital infrastructure assets. Fiber optic hydrophones, which use optical fibers to detect changes in pressure, can be […]