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On 10 March, the first group of Peshmerga were awarded their infantry diplomas in Iraq. A summary of Defence news in the week...

News item | 18-03-2015 | 15:06

Eindhoven Air Base is hub in international airlift to Mali

International cooperation in the area of heavy airlift has taken on a new dimension. Today, a C-17 transport aircraft bound for...

News item | 07-03-2015 | 14:16

Hennis heads trade mission to United Arab Emirates

Today, Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert visited the IDEX defence and security fair in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates...

News item | 22-02-2015 | 16:00

RNLA personnel familiarise Estonians with the CV90

Dutch infantrymen are currently in Estonia to demonstrate the possibilities offered by the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle....

News item | 20-02-2015 | 13:28

Hot spots take central stage during EU meeting of defence ministers in Riga

Yesterday and today, the defence ministers of 28 EU member states held meetings in Riga, Latvia. Among the topics they...

News item | 19-02-2015 | 14:51

More robust role for EU countries in UN missions

Representatives of over 40 European countries gathered in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam during the previous two days to...

News item | 18-02-2015 | 08:23

Swedish command of counterpiracy mission from HNLMS Johan de Witt

Since today, Admiral Jonas Haggren of the Royal Swedish Navy is Commander of the EU counterpiracy operation Atalanta. During a...

News item | 13-02-2015 | 15:39

Remains of MH17 victims returned to the Netherlands

Yesterday afternoon, a Hercules transport aircraft carrying a coffin with human remains from the MH17 crash site landed at...

News item | 07-02-2015 | 17:15

Military trainers get started in Iraq

Dutch trainers will soon begin training Iraqi military personnel and Kurdish peshmerga fighters. Training is needed to teach...

News item | 05-02-2015 | 17:45

Spearhead force: the swift NATO response to threats

Germany, the Netherlands and Norway stand ready to carry out NATO's Readiness Action Plan (RAP). Since 1 January, these 3...

News item | 05-02-2015 | 16:29

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