A look at the Defence news 16 – 22 April

The deployment of the Dornier coastguard aircraft to the European Frontex border control operation has come to an end. The aircraft conducted patrols over the Mediterranean for 2 weeks.

New 60mm mortar shells

Over the coming years, Hirtenberger Defence Systems, based in the Austrian village of the same name, will supply 60mm mortar shells to the Netherlands armed forces. This was laid down in a new framework contract that the Defence organisation signed last week.

Gea van Craaikamp appointed new Secretary-General

G.E.A. (Gea) van Craaikamp LLM has been appointed as the new Secretary-General at the Netherlands Ministry of Defence. The appointment will take effect from 1 June 2019.