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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

Patriot mission comes to an end after 17,000 hours of readiness

After exactly 2 years, the Dutch Patriot mission in Turkey has come to an end. This afternoon, the Dutch mission's tasks were ...

News item | 04-02-2015 | 14:58

Austrian Defence leaders visit the Netherlands

Yesterday and today, a high-level Austrian Defence delegation paid a 2-day visit to the Netherlands. Today, Austria's ...

News item | 30-01-2015 | 17:00

The Netherlands extends participation in UN mission in South Sudan

The Netherlands has extended its participation in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) by one year. This Dutch ...

News item | 30-01-2015 | 16:01

Military contribution to Sinai mission has come to an end

The Dutch contribution to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) mission in Egypt has come to an end.

News item | 23-01-2015 | 15:10

Royal Netherlands Navy leads NATO flotilla for mine countermeasures

As of today, the Royal Netherlands Navy is at the head of one of the 2 permanent NATO flotillas for mine countermeasures. In...

News item | 22-01-2015 | 16:32

Dutch attack helicopters come to UN colleagues' aid

Dutch Apache attack helicopters deployed under the MINUSMA mission in Mali conducted a reconnaissance flight last night. During...

News item | 22-01-2015 | 15:10

17 Armoured Infantry Battalion to switch from 'heavy' to 'light'

This year, 17 Armoured Infantry Battalion will be the first unit of 13 Light Brigade to be 'given wheels'. The tracked CV90s of...

News item | 21-01-2015 | 15:23

Dutch F-35s arrive in California

Two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35s flew from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to Edwards Air Force Base in California last...

News item | 17-01-2015 | 20:57

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