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5,000th flight of Defence SAR helicopters

This afternoon, a Defence SAR helicopter picked up a heavily pregnant woman from the island of Ameland and flew her to...

News item | 18-04-2013 | 10:05

Scouts trek through the Scottish highlands

Crossing rugged, rocky terrain with heavy packs in order to observe the enemy: this is the challenge presently faced by...

News item | 15-04-2013 | 10:02

Start of international exercise 'Frisian Flag'

From today until 26 April, there will be plenty of traffic in the sky over Leeuwarden, as Leeuwarden Air Base is host to...

News item | 15-04-2013 | 09:48

Royal insignia struck

Specially designed royal insignia, or rank insignia, for the military uniforms of soon-to-be King Willem-Alexander were struck...

News item | 11-04-2013 | 19:19

Military role during Putin’s visit

Defence divers had previously inspected the canals around the Hermitage Museum for explosives. Double guards of Royal...

News item | 08-04-2013 | 16:15

General Middendorp: ‘First Afghan trainers receive their certificates’

The first 8 candidates for the Afghan training and mentoring teams have successfully completed their training. This was...

News item | 08-04-2013 | 16:11

F-35 aircraft in storage

The 2 F-35 test aircraft which the Netherlands has bought for the operational test phase are to be put in storage temporarily....

News item | 04-04-2013 | 10:08

NH90 proves its value

HNLMS De Ruyter’s on-board NH90 helicopter recently showed itself to be a valuable asset in the fight against piracy off the...

News item | 29-03-2013 | 15:53

Defence helicopters on stand-by

From Monday onwards, Chinook transport helicopters of the Netherlands Defence organisation and Royal Netherlands Air Force...

News item | 28-03-2013 | 14:37

F-16s intercept Russian bombers

2 Dutch F-16s today took off from Leeuwarden Airbase to intercept 2 Russian bombers.

News item | 21-03-2013 | 16:08

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