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Paratroopers re-enact historic Market Garden landings

Seventy years after Market Garden, the Dutch village of Groesbeek near Arnhem once again became a drop zone. Just as in 1944,...

News item | 18-09-2014 | 17:39

Hennis: increase our firepower with extra funding

From 2015, the Defence organisation is set to receive budget increases through extra financing, while from 2017 onwards, a...

News item | 16-09-2014 | 15:16

Extra personnel to Ukraine

Approximately 30 military personnel and police officers will leave for Charkov, Ukraine, today to reinforce the 30 Dutch...

News item | 12-09-2014 | 15:57

Netherlands contributes infantry company to new NATO force

The Netherlands is to contribute a company-sized unit to the new NATO intervention force, the Very High Readiness Joint Task...

News item | 04-09-2014 | 14:28

Coastguard Dornier flies for Frontex

From Monday, a Netherlands coastguard aircraft will be carrying out surveillance flights over the Mediterranean Sea for...

News item | 30-08-2014 | 09:00

All OPVs now with integrated mast

Two days ago, the Ocean-going Patrol Vessel (OPV) HNLMS Friesland was given its integrated mast in Vlissingen. HNLMS Friesland...

News item | 28-08-2014 | 15:55

Dutch end Patriot deployment to Turkey

The deployment of Dutch Patriot air defence systems to Turkey will not be extended for a second time. For various reasons, the...

News item | 28-08-2014 | 15:36

Defence organisation sends helmets and flak jackets to Kurds

The Dutch government yesterday decided that the Netherlands Defence organisation will in the very near future deliver 1,000...

News item | 22-08-2014 | 11:19

HNLMS Van Speijk starts deployment to counterpiracy mission

HNLMS Van Speijk, the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) multipurpose frigate, will arrive on the African east coast during the...

News item | 22-08-2014 | 10:17

Russian bombers twice escorted out of NATO air space

This afternoon, 2 F-16s from Leeuwarden Air Base took to the skies to escort 2 Russian Bears. The 2 Russian bombers had entered...

News item | 21-08-2014 | 16:30

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