A look at the Defence news 16 – 22 January

The Royal Netherlands Army and KPN have presented an innovative gadget: Milsenz, a small black ball that warns servicemen and women when the enemy is approaching. A look at the Defence news 16 – 22 January

It looks a little like an oversized hand grenade, but its a Milsenz.

Photo caption: It looks a little like an oversized hand grenade, but its a Milsenz.

It acts as a kind of motion detector, which registers sound, light and heat through sensors. The outside of this piece of equipment is printed by a 3D printer and can be any shape desired. The equipment enables military units to gather information about areas that are not directly visible to them. The equipment has now been tested during an army exercise and the commandos will soon take it with them on an exercise in the United States.

Letter from the King to 100-year-old Knight of the MOW

Ken Mayhew, the oldest living Knight of the Military Order of William, has turned 100. King Willem-Alexander congratulated the centenarian in a personal letter. Mayhew received the Military Order of William in the rank of major in April 1946 for his heroic action during the liberation of the south of the Netherlands. He is one of 5 living Knights of the Military Order of William.