Commanding Officer Submarine Service Netherlands at the Royal Netherlands Navy, Captain Hugo Ammerlaan started his naval career more than 35 years ago. He was immediately attracted to submarines because he could expect ‘a lot of responsibility at a young age’ and in the days of the Cold War submarines were also certain to be on ‘real missions’ rather than training exercises.

In this interview Hugo Ammerlaan talks about the Walrus Class service life extension programme and the different developments concerning the next generation of submarines.

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January 27, 2017