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Asscher en Hennis visit F-16 mission against ISIS

"I have immense respect for our Dutch military personnel and the contribution they are making to the international effort in ...

News item | 06-11-2014 | 18:00

First F-35 squadron for the RNLAF

As of yesterday afternoon, the Royal Netherlands Air Force has its first F-35 squadron. The squadron will operate in the US. ...

News item | 05-11-2014 | 15:30

Netherlands MoD sells Fokker-50s to Peru

Peru is set to buy 2 Fokker-50 aircraft from the Netherlands Defence organisation. The sale of the two aircraft will include a ...

News item | 31-10-2014 | 18:00

Dutch pilot leads air strike against ISIL

This weekend, a 15 aircraft-strong air strike was carried out on ISIL targets under command of a Dutch F-16 pilot. It was the ...

News item | 27-10-2014 | 12:00

HNLMS Karel Doorman sails to Ebola area

HNLMS Karel Doorman is being prepared to transport emergency aid goods to West Africa in the fight against the Ebola outbreak. ...

News item | 24-10-2014 | 18:00

MH17 repatriation team collects personal possessions of victims

Today, a Dutch MH17 repatriation team collected a number of personal items belonging to the victims of the MH17 crash. The...

News item | 20-10-2014 | 17:10

King to appoint new Knight in the Military Order of William

Infantryman Major Gijs Tuinman will be appointed Knight of the fourth class in the Military Order of William on 4 December....

News item | 20-10-2014 | 13:27

Minister Hennis discusses fight against ISIS in Pentagon

On the same day that Dutch F-16s attacked ISIS vehicles in northern Iraq for the first time, Minister of Defence Jeanine...

News item | 07-10-2014 | 23:00

Dutch F-16s drop first bombs in Iraq

This morning 2 Dutch F-16s used their weapons for the first time in the fight against terrorist organisation ISIS in Iraq. The...

News item | 07-10-2014 | 14:00

'Ebola teams' trained by Defence personnel

Military personnel from the MoD's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Centre this week trained three...

News item | 02-10-2014 | 14:31

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