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De Ruyter leads major NATO exercise

The air-defence and command frigate HNLMS De Ruyter is to be the flagship for Exercise Steadfast Jazz 2013 in the Baltic Sea...

News item | 28-10-2013 | 16:20

HNLMS Amsterdam intercepts 1,450 kilogrammes of cocaine

"A milestoneā€. This is how Brigadier General Dick Swijgman, Flag Officer Caribbean, described the seizure of 1,450 kilogrammes...

News item | 25-10-2013 | 14:02

Dutch army tests Belgian cooperation

The Belgian and Dutch armies, over the past week, completed a joint exercise in Germany. This was a test to determine whether...

News item | 24-10-2013 | 09:40

The Netherlands and Belgium join forces in protecting their airspace

Dutch minister of defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and her Belgian counterpart Pieter de Crem signed a Letter of Intent in...

News item | 23-10-2013 | 13:22

Marines exercise with live ammunition in the desert

The Marine Corps is currently conducting live-firing exercises in very hot and dry conditions in the Mojave Desert, USA....

News item | 22-10-2013 | 10:43

Defence helicopter rescues crew of fishing boat

Yesterday an AB-412 SAR helicopter from Leeuwarden air base brought 3 crew members of a Belgian fishing boat to safety. The...

News item | 18-10-2013 | 10:50

Royal Netherlands Marechaussee rounds up drug gang

Over the past few days, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee arrested 15 suspects as part of a large-scale investigation into the...

News item | 15-10-2013 | 08:15

Prime Minister Rutte visits Patriot mission in Turkey

Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid a visit to the Turkish city of Adana today. Accompanied by Chief of Defence General Tom...

News item | 13-10-2013 | 18:40

Minister Hennis lays wreath at war cemetery in Surabaya

Today Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert laid a wreath at the Karel Doorman monument at Kembang Kuning war cemetery in...

News item | 11-10-2013 | 11:27

Dutch F-35 pilots to begin training

4 Dutch pilots and 20 technicians are soon to begin training on the F-35 Lightning II in the United States. This was announced...

News item | 10-10-2013 | 12:34

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