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Dutch end Patriot deployment to Turkey

The deployment of Dutch Patriot air defence systems to Turkey will not be extended for a second time. For various reasons, the...

News item | 28-08-2014 | 15:36

Defence organisation sends helmets and flak jackets to Kurds

The Dutch government yesterday decided that the Netherlands Defence organisation will in the very near future deliver 1,000...

News item | 22-08-2014 | 11:19

HNLMS Van Speijk starts deployment to counterpiracy mission

HNLMS Van Speijk, the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) multipurpose frigate, will arrive on the African east coast during the...

News item | 22-08-2014 | 10:17

Russian bombers twice escorted out of NATO air space

This afternoon, 2 F-16s from Leeuwarden Air Base took to the skies to escort 2 Russian Bears. The 2 Russian bombers had entered...

News item | 21-08-2014 | 16:30

Air force takes aid supplies to Northern Iraq

A fully-loaded C-130 Hercules transport aircraft has just taken off from Eindhoven Air Base. The Royal Netherlands Air Force...

News item | 18-08-2014 | 13:29

Navy and scientists on North Pole expedition to Jan Mayen

The Royal Netherlands Navy will lead a scientific expedition to the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen in the coming weeks. HNLMS...

News item | 13-08-2014 | 10:24

HNLS De Zeven Provinciƫn escorts food convoy for Somalis

A merchant vessel carrying food arrived in the Somali port of Bosaso this morning. The ship, which is taking part in the World...

News item | 11-08-2014 | 10:19

Search for remains and belongings of MH17 victims called off

The repatriation mission in its current form has been discontinued due to the deteriorating security situation. Prime Minister...

News item | 06-08-2014 | 22:53

Telephone conversation between Minister Hennis and her Ukrainian counterpart

Today, Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert talked to her Ukrainian counterpart Valeriy Geletey about the security...

News item | 05-08-2014 | 22:00

Fifth flight with MH17 victim remains arrives

Today, the fifth flight carrying MH17 victim remains arrived at Eindhoven Air Base, this time delivering one coffin. As was the...

News item | 04-08-2014 | 16:04

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