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Navy intercepts 2 drugs transports

In the space of a week, the Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Amsterdam has intercepted 2 drugs transports, confiscating a...

News item | 06-11-2013 | 12:18

Hennis: more defence cooperation in Europe

Europe can only deal with current and emergingglobal threats by increasing defence cooperation. That was Minister of Defence...

News item | 05-11-2013 | 10:00

Dutch troops to go to Mali

At the request of the United Nations, the Netherlands is to deploy around 380 personnel as part of the Multidimensional...

News item | 01-11-2013 | 13:58

De Ruyter leads major NATO exercise

The air-defence and command frigate HNLMS De Ruyter is to be the flagship for Exercise Steadfast Jazz 2013 in the Baltic Sea...

News item | 28-10-2013 | 16:20

HNLMS Amsterdam intercepts 1,450 kilogrammes of cocaine

"A milestoneā€. This is how Brigadier General Dick Swijgman, Flag Officer Caribbean, described the seizure of 1,450 kilogrammes...

News item | 25-10-2013 | 14:02

Dutch army tests Belgian cooperation

The Belgian and Dutch armies, over the past week, completed a joint exercise in Germany. This was a test to determine whether...

News item | 24-10-2013 | 09:40

The Netherlands and Belgium join forces in protecting their airspace

Dutch minister of defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and her Belgian counterpart Pieter de Crem signed a Letter of Intent in...

News item | 23-10-2013 | 13:22

Marines exercise with live ammunition in the desert

The Marine Corps is currently conducting live-firing exercises in very hot and dry conditions in the Mojave Desert, USA....

News item | 22-10-2013 | 10:43

Defence helicopter rescues crew of fishing boat

Yesterday an AB-412 SAR helicopter from Leeuwarden air base brought 3 crew members of a Belgian fishing boat to safety. The...

News item | 18-10-2013 | 10:50

Royal Netherlands Marechaussee rounds up drug gang

Over the past few days, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee arrested 15 suspects as part of a large-scale investigation into the...

News item | 15-10-2013 | 08:15

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