A look at the Defence news 1 - 7 July

Volkel Air Base is responsible for monitoring the airspace of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg until 12 September 2019. Belgium and the Netherlands carry out this task in rotation.

Belgium and the Netherlands purchase new mine countermeasures vessels

On 5 July, the construction of 12 new mine countermeasures vessels by Belgium (6) and the Netherlands (6) received high-level confirmation when Netherlands State Secretary for Defence Barbara Visser, Belgian Minister of Defence Didier Reynders, shipbuilder Naval Group and ECA Robotics signed the contract for these new vessels in Brussels.