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Netherlands hands over command of counterpiracy mission

From today, the Netherlands no longer has command of Operation Atalanta, the EU counterpiracy mission. Commodore Peter...

News item | 06-12-2013 | 12:27

Netherlands MoD awarded gender prize

The Idoia Rodríguez prize, which is awarded in recognition of efforts made for the incorporation and permanence of women in the...

News item | 04-12-2013 | 12:23

Coastguard searches Greek waters for refugees

At the request of Frontex, the European agency responsible for the security of the European Union’s external borders, an patrol...

News item | 04-12-2013 | 12:17

Last patrol vessel enters naval service

“Today we conclude a long period of development, design, construction and trials. Many professional hands have contributed to...

News item | 29-11-2013 | 16:14

First segment of German landing craft wreck raised

The first segment of a sunken German landing craft from the Second World War was brought to the surface of Veerse Meer today...

News item | 29-11-2013 | 15:18

Lithuanians fire Stinger missiles in the Netherlands

Lithuanian military personnel are visiting the Defence Ground-based Air Defence Command (DGLC) at the ‘Luitenant-generaal Best’...

News item | 28-11-2013 | 15:10

Maritime centre of expertise opens its doors

The Netherlands-Belgian Operational School has opened its doors at the naval port in Den Helder. This binational centre of...

News item | 22-11-2013 | 11:45

New relief flight for the Philippines

This morning at around 09:00 hrs, a KDC-10 of the Royal Netherlands Air Force took off from Eindhoven Air Base carrying a total...

News item | 21-11-2013 | 14:26

Tactical aerial reconnaissance in Afghanistan ends

The 4 Dutch F-16 fighter aircraft equipped with the RecceLite reconnaissance system have made their last sortie over...

News item | 20-11-2013 | 14:23

Minister Hennis: more EU responsibility for defence policy

Today, in Brussels, Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert expressed the view that the European Union should take on more...

News item | 19-11-2013 | 14:19

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