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Netherlands ready for European combat unit

From today, Dutch military personnel are on stand-by for deployment to international hot spots and to evacuation operations and...

News item | 01-07-2014 | 17:20

Afghanistan mission ends for Air Force

Yesterday, the Dutch F-16s of the Air Task Force (ATF) in Mazar-e Sharif carried out their last operational sorties over...

News item | 01-07-2014 | 09:35

Minister of Defence suspends acceptance of new Dutch NH90 helicopters

The corrosion and wear symptoms on the NH90 helicopter are more serious than expected, leading the Ministry of Defence to...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 16:35

Minister calls for more European NATO responsibility

"I do not intend to paint a gloomy picture or suggest that we should expect a new large-scale armed conflict. I do think,...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 16:35

LGBT acceptance report made available to other countries' armed forces

Today, in a Letter to Parliament, Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert informed the House of Representatives that she does not...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 16:31

Important US decoration awarded for fight against drugs trade

Former Flag Officer Caribbean Dick Swijgman was pleasantly surprised to receive the Legion of Merit award. The brigadier...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 09:27

Air Force Open Days pull in 245,000 visitors

The Royal Netherlands Air Force has taken a fresh approach to its Open Days. Yesterday and today, “Experiencing the Air Force”...

News item | 21-06-2014 | 09:02

Medal awarded to the Commander of Belgian Army

Major General Hubert de Vos, the Commander of the Belgian Army, was this morning awarded the Medal of Merit in Gold on the...

News item | 20-06-2014 | 09:14

Flag officer sets sights on international conference in 2015

This week, Rear Admiral Ben Bekkering made a case for further cooperation and innovation between armed forces and industry...

News item | 20-06-2014 | 09:00

Marechaussee’s major international training exercise starts

Exercise Lowlands Grenade 2014, one of the biggest international exercises the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee has organised in...

News item | 16-06-2014 | 09:00

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