A look at the Defence news 23 – 29 July

Last week, the Royal Netherlands Navy rescued 2 fishermen in the Caribbean. They had been drifting at sea for 18 days.

A coastguard Dash 8 patrol aircraft discovered the pair and alerted HNLMS Groningen. The Royal Netherlands Navy ship subsequently deployed its NH 90 onboard helicopter to winch the two men from their boat and fly them to Aruba.