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New commander for the Royal Netherlands Navy

Lieutenant General Rob Verkerk (Marine Corps) is the new commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy and Admiral Benelux. He...

News item | 26-09-2014 | 11:11

Minister of Defence launches Defence Cyber Command

Defence Cyber Command is now in operation. Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert fired the virtual starting shot to...

News item | 25-09-2014 | 11:24

F-16s and almost 400 military personnel to be deployed in fight against ISIS

In addition to political and humanitarian support, the Dutch government today decided to also lend military support in the...

News item | 24-09-2014 | 11:32

Paratroopers re-enact historic Market Garden landings

Seventy years after Market Garden, the Dutch village of Groesbeek near Arnhem once again became a drop zone. Just as in 1944,...

News item | 18-09-2014 | 17:39

Hennis: increase our firepower with extra funding

From 2015, the Defence organisation is set to receive budget increases through extra financing, while from 2017 onwards, a...

News item | 16-09-2014 | 15:16

Extra personnel to Ukraine

Approximately 30 military personnel and police officers will leave for Charkov, Ukraine, today to reinforce the 30 Dutch...

News item | 12-09-2014 | 15:57

Netherlands contributes infantry company to new NATO force

The Netherlands is to contribute a company-sized unit to the new NATO intervention force, the Very High Readiness Joint Task...

News item | 04-09-2014 | 14:28

Coastguard Dornier flies for Frontex

From Monday, a Netherlands coastguard aircraft will be carrying out surveillance flights over the Mediterranean Sea for...

News item | 30-08-2014 | 09:00

All OPVs now with integrated mast

Two days ago, the Ocean-going Patrol Vessel (OPV) HNLMS Friesland was given its integrated mast in Vlissingen. HNLMS Friesland...

News item | 28-08-2014 | 15:55

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

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