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Successful evacuation from South Sudan

Last night, a Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 carrying 56 evacuees from South Sudan landed at Eindhoven air base. Among the...

News item | 21-12-2013 | 10:34

Johan de Witt returns from pirate hunting

"You have played a crucial role in halting piracy and helping build stability and autonomy for Somalia and its neighbouring...

News item | 21-12-2013 | 10:30

Netherlands urges further military cooperation

Last night during the European Council meeting in Brussels, Prime Minister Rutte called for closer military cooperation between...

News item | 20-12-2013 | 10:23

First F-35 solo flight by Dutch pilot

Today, Major Laurens Jan Vijge was the first Dutch pilot to make a solo flight in the F-35. Taking off from Eglin Air Force...

News item | 18-12-2013 | 10:18

Commodore Lodder to be appointed Flag Officer, Caribbean

Commodore Hans Lodder, 53, is to succeed Brigadier General (MC) Dick Swijgman as Flag Officer, Caribbean, in mid-2014. In that...

News item | 12-12-2013 | 10:55

New all-terrain vehicles for Defence

Over the coming years, a large part of the all-terrain vehicles in use with the Netherlands armed forces will be replaced by...

News item | 09-12-2013 | 10:52

Spectacular arrest of drug smugglers on North Sea

Last Sunday, a Royal Netherlands Navy ocean-going patrol vessel assisted the police in arresting 4 suspected drugs smugglers at...

News item | 06-12-2013 | 12:45

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

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