The fleet, navy personnel and marines of the Royal Netherlands Navy are deployed worldwide in the interests of ensuring security at sea and from the sea. The Royal Netherlands Navy is capable of carrying out independent operations and joint operations with the Army, Air Force and Marechaussee, as well as with international Allies. The Royal Netherlands Navy is deployed both at home and abroad for crisis management operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The Royal Netherlands Navy is the oldest of the four Services of the Netherlands armed forces.
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A look at the Defence news 31 May - 5 June
07-06-2017 | 14:55
"Brunssum has made a remarkable contribution to the lives of us all. I am convinced it will continue to do so in the future."...
A look at the Defence news 17-21 May
24-05-2017 | 09:44
All that is missing is the sand and the burning sun on your face. Apart from that, it is as if you really are walking down the...
A look at the Defence news 8 - 15 May
17-05-2017 | 13:53
The Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE) has celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The centre coordinates the strategic...
A look at the Defence news 26 – 30 April
03-05-2017 | 14:36
On 27 April, EU ministers of defence met in Malta to discuss issues such as the positioning of the EU as a reliable security...
A look at the Defence news 27 March - 2 April
05-04-2017 | 16:07
Thirty-two navy ships, five submarines, ten helicopters, 60 aircraft and 7,600 soldiers are taking part in Joint Warrior, a...
A look at the Defence news 20 – 26 March
30-03-2017 | 09:31
The main body of Dutch troops deployed as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in Lithuania left the Netherlands last...