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Hennis in China: "We have a very good reputation when it comes to quality"

"The first tentative steps towards cooperation have been made. Dialogue and cooperation with China about peace and stability in...

News item | 04-04-2014 | 11:44

Minister Hennis strengthens military relations with Georgia

Georgia has a growing interest in affiliation with the West. The Netherlands has offered to support Georgia in a number of...

News item | 01-04-2014 | 18:24

European tanker aircraft touch down in Eindhoven

Today saw the launch of the first European air-to-air refuelling exercise from Eindhoven air base. The exercise, involving...

News item | 31-03-2014 | 17:19

Dutch Chinooks to be sent to Mali

The Dutch armed forces will send a number of its transport helicopters to Mali after all. The Dutch contingent in Mali was...

News item | 28-03-2014 | 10:09

Welcome ceremony for Chinese head of state steeped in military tradition (video)

By firing 21 shots at midday, the Royal Netherlands Army salute battery welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng...

News item | 22-03-2014 | 12:01

Netherlands and Australia combine in counter-IED efforts

The Netherlands Defence organisation will undertake increased operation with Australia in the area of counter-IED, the fight...

News item | 13-03-2014 | 15:55

Minister Hennis visits Indonesia for maritime security conference

Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the Netherlands Minister of Defence, visited Indonesia this week to take part in the Jakarta...

News item | 13-03-2014 | 12:59

Hennis names Karel Doorman and wishes her safe passage

This afternoon in Vlissingen, Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert named the Karel Doorman, which will be the largest...

News item | 08-03-2014 | 13:08

Dutch armed forces ranked second for gay rights

A study carried out by the The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) shows that the acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual...

News item | 21-02-2014 | 14:34

EU strives for rapid development of military capabilities

In the coming period, the Ministers of Defence of the 28 EU member states aim to press on with the strengthening of collective...

News item | 21-02-2014 | 12:00

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