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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

Navy tests 3D reconstructions during exercise

The Royal Netherlands Navy has concluded its large tactical exercise off the Norwegian coast. All the data collected during the...

News item | 14-02-2014 | 16:27

Defence intensifies international military cooperation

In order to remain relevant in the world around us, we need closer cooperation with European partners. This is Minister...

News item | 13-02-2014 | 15:12

General Middendorp: armed forces must be cyber proof

The Defence organisation’s efforts against digital threats were the central theme of the 2nd Defence Cyber Symposium. At the...

News item | 13-02-2014 | 14:45

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