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First Dutch military personnel leave for Mali

The first Dutch military personnel left Amsterdam Airport Schiphol this morning on their way to Mali. The 14 soldiers, mainly...

News item | 06-01-2014 | 13:45

NLD MoD YouTube site: almost 2 million hits

The videos posted on the Netherlands Ministry of Defence’s YouTube channel were visited almost 2 million times in 2013, which...

News item | 06-01-2014 | 13:33

International recognition for recruitment campaign

Experts from the American advertising trade last week gave ample recognition to the Royal Netherlands Army’s recruitment...

News item | 23-12-2013 | 12:28

Successful evacuation from South Sudan

Last night, a Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 carrying 56 evacuees from South Sudan landed at Eindhoven air base. Among the...

News item | 21-12-2013 | 10:34

Johan de Witt returns from pirate hunting

"You have played a crucial role in halting piracy and helping build stability and autonomy for Somalia and its neighbouring...

News item | 21-12-2013 | 10:30

Netherlands urges further military cooperation

Last night during the European Council meeting in Brussels, Prime Minister Rutte called for closer military cooperation between...

News item | 20-12-2013 | 10:23

First F-35 solo flight by Dutch pilot

Today, Major Laurens Jan Vijge was the first Dutch pilot to make a solo flight in the F-35. Taking off from Eglin Air Force...

News item | 18-12-2013 | 10:18

Commodore Lodder to be appointed Flag Officer, Caribbean

Commodore Hans Lodder, 53, is to succeed Brigadier General (MC) Dick Swijgman as Flag Officer, Caribbean, in mid-2014. In that...

News item | 12-12-2013 | 10:55

New all-terrain vehicles for Defence

Over the coming years, a large part of the all-terrain vehicles in use with the Netherlands armed forces will be replaced by...

News item | 09-12-2013 | 10:52

Spectacular arrest of drug smugglers on North Sea

Last Sunday, a Royal Netherlands Navy ocean-going patrol vessel assisted the police in arresting 4 suspected drugs smugglers at...

News item | 06-12-2013 | 12:45

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