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Cabinet continues to strengthen the armed forces

The armed forces will receive another EUR 220 million next year, increasing to EUR 345 million in 2020. This is the fourth time...

News item | 16-09-2015 | 10:12

Defence News Summary 31 August – 6 September

On 4 September, the RNLN support ship HNLMS Pelikaan left from Curaçao to provide disaster relief on the Caribbean island of...

News item | 09-09-2015 | 14:48

Defence News Summary 24-30 August

During the past two weeks, Dutch F-35 and F-16 fighter pilots had a taste of the future of the Royal Netherlands Air Force at...

News item | 02-09-2015 | 16:01

Defence News Summary 17-23 August

“The Royal Netherlands Army Recovery and Identification Service is one of the key units in our organization, underlining what...

News item | 24-08-2015 | 15:11

Defence News Summary 10-16 August

Last Saturday a ceremony was held at the Indies Monument in The Hague to commemorate the capitulation of Japan on 15 August...

News item | 18-08-2015 | 13:45

Defence News Summary 3 – 9 August

The patrol vessel HNLMS Groningen left for the waters off Somalia on 9 August. The ocean-going patrol vessel is deployed under...

News item | 11-08-2015 | 13:42

Defence News Summary 27 July – 2 August

West African military personnel underwent a two-week training programme with the Royal Netherlands Army to prepare themselves...

News item | 05-08-2015 | 13:11

Defence News Summary 20 – 26 July

Chief of Defence General Tom Middendorp believes that NATO must arm itself against new challenges. Middendorp said this on the...

News item | 29-07-2015 | 15:00

Defence News Summary 13 – 19 July

Secretary-General Erik Akerboom recently made an address during the The European International Model United Nations (TEIMUN)...

News item | 22-07-2015 | 16:55

Defence News Summary 6-12 July

"Difficult and intense work which cannot fail to affect you." Chief of Defence General Tom Middendorp visited the experts who...

News item | 15-07-2015 | 14:33

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